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REPRESENTATIVE MEN 




and OLD FAMILIES of 






SOUTHEASTERN 






MASSACHUSETTS 






HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND 
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND GENEALOG- 
ICAL RECORDS OF MANY OF THE OLD FAMIUES 






ILLUSTRATED 






VOLUME III 






J. H. BEERS & CO. 

CHICAGO 

1912 













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INDEX 



.. 84S, IMl 

lUl 

Aldn, Mrs. Fnuiklin S.... lUl 

.Aldo, Fetag F 843 

iUdii, ThoiDM 1143 

Alhro PMnity 1614 

Alden FuDiliw 1500,1704 

AldeD, George N 1507 

^deu, Lucas W 1704 

Alger, Mrs. Abbie A 1614 

Alger, Arthur M 8M 

Auer Families 

804, HO, 1S31, 1613 

Algn, Frank S 040 

Afier, Newton H 1613 

Alger, Stillniui 1231 

A£er, SeT. TTOIiam B. . . SOS 

Alkn, Edward H 3S6 

Allen, EUum 1764 

Allen FainilieB 

70, 3S0, 13B0, 1678, 1754 

Allen, George H. H. 367 

Allen, Gideon, Jr 355 

Allen, Gideon H 1380 

Allen, Gilbert 366 

Allen, Mrs. Hor&tia A. . . . 365 

Allen, James W 366 

Alien, JoRepb D 1631 

Allen, Samuel 1730 

Allen, Ure. Sopbla A 1631 

Allen, Thoniae V.., 1678 

Allen, Walter 8... 357 

Almy, Benjamin R 824 

Almr, Mrs. EmilT^ H 826 

Almy Families 

670, 661, 824, 1662 

Almy, Nomuui L 1663 

Almy, William 672 

Ames Famil}' 26 

Ames, Frederick L. 20 

Ames, UIbb Uary 8 30 

Ames, Eon, Oliver 27 

Ames, Hon. Olirer, Jr.... 28 
Anthony, Benjamin H. . . . ' 48 

AntiionT', Daidel A 1550 

Axthoay, Edmnnd 45 

AnthMiy, Fdmnnd, Jr. ... 46 

Anthony, Mra. Ella F 1264 

Anthoi^ Families ....46, 1650 
Antbonjr, Hra. Sarah C. . . 46 

Areber Familr 108 

Arehef, Dr. Jaeon H 109 

Arder, Jeiba J 109 



Arnold Fanulie8.480{ 1802, 1336 

Arnold, Franklin G 1302 

Arnold, Moses N* 482 

Arnold, Walhioe E 484 

Arnold, Wifliun B 483 

Arnold, Wilwni W 1336 

Ashler, Mrs. Bettie H 1322 

Ashley, Charles S 151 

Ashley Families 160, 1321, 1783 

Ashl^, George B 1783 

Ashley, Henry T 1322 

Ashley, Jefferson 1114 

AUierton, LeBaron 023 

Atwood, Alton B 611 

Atwood, Benjamin 8 216 

Atwood, Charles A., M. D. 758 

Atwood, Charles H 1564 

Atwood, Charles N 600 

Atwood Familitf 

210, 609, 708, 060, 1333, 
1366, 1643, 1663, 1610, 1788 

Atwood, George S 1333 

Atwood, Gustame 1816 

Atwood, Dr. Joseph 1366 

Atwood, JosiaJi W 1664 

Atwood, Levi 1788 

Atwood, Marcus 1643 

Atwood, William B 060 

Averell, Edward E 1317 

AverUl {Aveiell) Family. 1317 
Ayer (Ayers, Ayres) 
Family 1517 

Babeoek Family 1621 

Bacon, Ebenezer 858 

Bacon Family 878 

Bacon, Mrs. Lueretia U. . 858 

Bailey Family 18 

Baiter, Cbarlea A 1127 

Baker, Charles F 205 

Baker, Charles L 112? 

Baker Families 

295, 572, 108T, lOSS, 1126, 1310 

Baker, Capt. George 0.... 108T 

Baker, Capt. Joshua G... B72 

Ballon Family 456' 

Ballon, Walter 45B 

Barden Family 677 

Barden, Mrs. Lmilse B 681 

Barden, Winthrop F. 681 

Barker, Anstw J 1524 

Barker, Capt. Charles W. . 1410 
Barker, Mrs. Edith F..208, 247 



Baricer, Edward 208 

Barker, Mrs. Emily E.... 1411 

Barker Families 

207, 331, 1410, 1524, 1655 

Barker, Orrille A 1620 

Bamett, George D 1770 

Barney, Algernon H 1015 

Barney Families 1014, 1003 

Barney, Morgan -. 1064 

Barrows Families 611, 127S 

Barrows, Fletcher h 1277 

Barrows, Horatio 1276 

Bartlett Faffli1ies.841, 1079, 1255 

BarUett, Frederick D 841 

Bartlett, Horace 1255 

Baas Family 51T 

Bassett, Charles A 319 

Baiaett Families 317, 1413 

Bassett, I««tor E 1416 

Bassett, Rnfns W 819 

Bassett, nomas B 320 

Bates, Mrs. Anna W...S24, 536 

Bat«8, Mrs. Elderetts. 1491 

Bates, Eliphalet B. 852 

Bates Families 

401, 536, 861, 988, 1400 

Bates, Joshna 636 

Bates, Orrin 1400 

Bates, Mra. Rnth T 853 

Battles, David W 1760 

Battles Family 1767 

Battles, Joseph 1770 

Bazendale, John V 1676 

Baxmdale, John W 1676 

Baxendate, Ibomas A. 320 

Baylies, Charles 8 620 

Baylies Family 524 

BayllM, JcAn B 526 

Baylies, Mrs. Mary C 525 

BayUes, William 625 

Seal, Cbarlea A 341 

Beal(s) Families 338,905, 1170 

Beal, Mrs. Florence L. ... 540 

Beal, George A 339 

Beal, George G 340 

Beal, Herbert A 340 

Beals, Arthur L., M.D.... 1170 

Beats (Beal) Families 

338, 906, II79, 1514 

Basis, Isaiah A 1180 

Beals, Joseph E 906 

Beata, Waltn L 907 

Bearce, Hrs. Jefferson 8... 1633 



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Bwne, Ernatiu T 1524 

Beuu Tttunj 1S2£ 

Beattie, John 1228 

Beattia, Williun 1226 

Benjamiii Familf 213 

Beniunin, luac W £13 

Benjunin, Mn. Olive I*.. 214 

Bennett Funiliee 1611,1749 

BeuMtt, HttU7 H 174S 

Bennett, William A 1S13 

Bent PamilT 636 

Bent, WilUam H. fl37 

BesM FeinUies 964,1987 

Beese, Frank A 966 

Biokford Family 763 

Bickford, Qeoi^ B T63 

Biekford, tin. Maiy T... 756 

Bird Fomilr 422 

Bialtop Familf 1779 

BlMkinton, Amos S 1474 

BUckinton Famltr 1472 

BUckmer (Blaekmore} 

Family 1630 

Blackmer, Herbert A 1631 

Blackitone, Alfred T., MJ). 692 

Bladcetone Family 660 

BUckstone, Hollis M 661 

Blake Family 714 

Blake, Jamei Edwin 714 

Blanding Family 1313 

Blandi^, WilUam W ISIS 

Blisa, CKarlee E 977 

Bliae, Miae CordelU L. 97S 

Bliis Familie* 808, 976 

Bloaeom, Alonzo C 1479 

Bloaeom Family 1476 

Bodge Family 1619 

Bodge, John P 1617 

Bonney, Elliot L 839 

Borden, Mrs. Abbie L. 346 

Borden, Misa Anna H 13 

Bordoi, Mre. Bertha V. . . 1369 

Borden, Mrs. Bethana B.. 419 

Borden, Miss Carrie L 13 

Borden, Charles P 1247 

Borden, Edwin 666 

Borden, Mrs. Elloi F U 

Borden Families 

8, 82, 417, 653, 1228, 1S4S 

Borden, Henry F., M.D... 1228 

Borden, Jonathan 664 

Borden, Nathaniel B 84 

Borden, Nathaniel B., Jr.. 89 

Borden, Philip D 1260 

Borden, Philip H 419 

Borden, Col, Richard 9 

Borden, Ridiard B 13 

Borden, Bobert K 1260 

Borden, Simeon, Sr 87 

Borden, Simeon, Jr. 88 

Borden, Col. Thomas J.... II 

Bourne, Edmund W 1281 

Bourne Family 1289 

Bourne, Standisb 1291 

Bowen Family 1244 

Bowen, Joseph A 1246 

B<^en, Dr. Albert Q 144 

BcTden, Arthur C 140 

B<7de& Family US 

Bc^den, Mrs. IsabelU W. . 147 

B<^den, WaUaoe C 147 

Bradford, ComdluB P 1306 



INDEX 

Bradford Familie* 

816, 1284, 1305 
Bradford, lllss Franoes U. 916 

Bradford, lawia Q 916 

Bradford, Miss Ukij E... 1080 
Bradford, Mrs. Mary E. . . 1307 

Bradford, William 1OT9 

Braley, Mrs. Annie B 949 

Braley Families S04, 948 

Braley, Capt Sierra L 948 

Brayton, Mrs. Caroline B. 126 

Brayton, David A 122 

Brayton, Miss Elizabeth H. 123 

Brayton Family 120 

Brayton, Bliss Harriet H. . 124 

Brayton, Hezekiah A 124 

Brayton, John S 123 

Brayton, Mies Julia W... 122 

Brayton, William B 122 

Brett, Ellis 239 

Brett Families 

239, 366, 619, 1764 

Brett, Henry A 398 

Brett, WilUam F 367 

Brett, Zenaa F 868 

Briggs, Abrem T 990 

Briggs Families 

457, 610, 728, Oil, 1000, 

1248, 13S4, 1681, 1696 

BriggB, Franklin 731 

Briggs, George E 1599 

Briggs, George R 1246 

BrigKB, Seth H 1364 

Bri^tman, Charles B61 

Brightman, Charles P 1649 

Brightman, Miss Era St. C. 1648 
Brightman Families. ..860, 1647 
Bri^tman, Hathaway .... 1649 

Branson Family 397 

Bronson, Dr. John B 397 

Brown Families. 808, 1273, 1771 

Brown, Isaac A 1772 

Brown, Marcus A 1273 

Brownell, Alvin C 1030 

Brownell, Benjsjnin F 1481 

Brownell, Mrs. Deborah D. 1481 
Brownell, Mrs, Evelyn H.. 777 
Brownell Families 

691, 982, 1030, 1177, 1471, 

1480, 1630 

Brownell, Fenner 1472 

Brownell, Fenner C. 1472 

Brownell, Isaac T 1173 

BrAmell, Joseph 692 

Brownell, William H 1630 

Bryant Families 868, 1699 

Bryant, Walter C 867 

Buffington, Darius 1368 

BufflnioD (Buffington) Pa- 

miliea 1219, 1387, 1706 

Buffinton, Frank 1707 

Bufflnton, Mrs. James N.. 277 

Buffinton, Oliver 1707 

Bnllard Family 1020 

Bullard, John T., MJ).... 1019 
Bullock. Hon. William J. . 1296 

Bump Families 1659, 1673 

Bump, James S 1674 

Bump, Josiah B 1660 

Burbank Family 1619 

Bnrrell, David T. 1968 

Burrell Families 793, 166S 

Bnrrell, Jarvis 1666 



Burt Families 780, 1278- 

Burt) Horny P 791 

Burt, Samuel P 790- 

Burt, T. Preston 1279 

Bushee, Albert A. 1791 

Buehee, Oharles H 1790- 

Buahee Family I78» 

Byram Family 617 

Cady Family 1050 

Cady, Frank L 105a 

Cahoon, Mrs. Annia J. . . . 659- 

Cahoon, Ellery 66» 

Cahoon Family 668 

Caldwell, Benjamin 0. HOB 

CaldweU Family 1106 

Canedy Family 1462 

Canedy, Zebulon L , 1452 

Capron, Everett S 1683 

Capron Family 1682 

Capron, Harford A. . . . ! , 1683 

Oarleton Family 1750- 

Carleton, George H 1750- 

Oarleton, Mrs. Mary W... 17S1 
Carpenter, Mrs. Eliu J. . I6S» 
Carp»iter Families. ..642, 167» 

Carpenter, Frank L 9^ 

Carpenter, Mrs. Harriet D. 1681 

Carpenter, Henry L 15S0 

Carpenter, I^man 1681 

Carpenter, Shepard W.... 1580 

Carr Family 1534 

Oarr, Simeon D. 1634 

Cary, Charles E 1664 

Cary Families 380, 617, 1564 

Cary, Mrs. Matilda F.... 363 

Cary, William H 860- 

Case, Charles A 1663 

Case, Charles E 1745 

Case Families 1663, 174S 

Case, Mrs. Nellie M 1664 

Caswell, Mrs. Eliia J 1840 

Caswell Family 1939 

Caswell, William H 1639 

Chace, Arthur F., M,D.... T07 

Chaoe, Benjamin S 707 

Chace, Charlee A 707 

Chace (Chase) Families 

132, 237, 618, 854, 1218, 

1343, 181S 

Chace, Frank C 1220 

Chace, Prank M 85lt 

Chace, George A 238 

Chace, George M 708 

Chace, Rev. Obadiah 705 

Chace, Mrs. Sarah A 238 

Chace, Walter F 708 

Chace, Warren 708 

Chace, William B. M. 618 

Chamberlain Family 403- 

Chamberlain, Loyed E 402 

Chandler, Cleaveland A... 70 
Chandler Families .. 68, 996, 1106 

Chandler, Hairy W 996 

Chandler, Joseph 1196 

Chase, Edward L 1343 

Chase (Chace) Families... 

132, 237, 618, 854, 1218, 

1343, 1615 

Chase, Simeon B 138 

Child Family 126$^ 

Church Families... 562, 740, 1264- 
Church, Natiianiel 662 



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Chnrdi, Miss Sanh C SG3 

Chnreliill, AleZNider 1607 

Churchill F&milies 840, HI, 1266 

CburchiU, George 1266 

Churehill, NewSm M2 

Clftpp FunilT SIS 

Clark FamilT 964 

Clark, UaJ. H«rbwt A 448 

Clark, Urs. Meliua G 1713 

Otaric, Nldiolas A 1712 

Cleavelasd Fanul^ IISO 

CleaTelaod, Walter P 1190 

Clifford, Charles W lOS 

Clifford Familv 16S 

Clifford, John H. 164 

Clifford, Walter 166 

CobbFomlliM 1460, 1710 

Cobb, I^ler 1450 

Oo%, Urs. Ann P 13M 

Cole, Elmer B 133» 

Cole Families.. 1022, 1329, 1718 

Cole, Henry H 1332 

Cole, LeanderS 1719 

Cole, Urs. Kosa A 1720 

Cole, TheronM 1331 

Conaut Familj' 382 

Consnt, Marcus 383 

Conaut, Prelet D 737 

.Oonnell, Arthur I., U.D... 1418 

Counell, Dr. Charlea W. . . . 1417 

Oonnell Famil; 1416 

Ccnmell, William 1416 

Cook, Charles C I3G0 

Cook, Charlee E 1220 

Cook, Ernest L 989 

Cook Families 

986, 989, 1040, 1230, 1202, 1349 

Cook, Ofm. Henry Clay 1041 

Oook,Heni7W 1284 

Cock, Miller, Jr 1294 

Cook, Randall W 087 

Co<*, Robert 372 

Cook, Samuel H 1031 

Cook, Mrs. Sarah P 1032 

Copeland, Hre. Caroline A. e3S 

GopeUnd, Davis 633 

Ctnteland Funiliw 

127, 631, 1S26, 1668 

Copeland, George 129 

Ct^and, Dr. George W. . . 127 

Copeland, Hemaii 634 

Ot^land, Horatio F., M.D. 120 

Copeland, Ira 638 

Copeland, Mrs. Julia H... 187 

Copeland, Lyman E 1568 

Copeland, Warren T 1626 

Cornell, Daniel H 1188 

Cornell Families 980, 1127 

Cornell, Pardon 081 

Cortbell, Miss Clara 603 

Oorthell, Elmer L 604 

Cotthell Family 501 

Oorthell, James L 603 

Oorthell, Hon. William P.. 601 

Conch, Darius N 137 

Conch Family 136 

Conch, Leonard C 138 

Corel, Alphonso 8 1007 

Oovel, Benjamin 1007 

Corel, Benjamin F. 1098 

Oord Fandly 1096 

OotcI, Thomas D 1008 

Oo»eIl Family. 1623 



INDEX 

Covell, C^t. George A. . . 1623 

Gorell, William P... 1624 

Crandall, George N 767 

Crandall (Crandell) Fam- 
ilies 694, 766 

Crandell, BIrs. Abby D 605 

Crandell, Arthur R., UJ>. 604 

Crane Families S44, 1493 

Oran^ Joshua E 044 

Crapo Family 1 

Crapo, &nry H 2 

Crapo, Hon. William W.. 4 

Crocker, David 876 

Crocker Families 876,1467 

Crocker, Harvey 1458 

Crocker, Mrs. Louise S. . . 1469 

Cromwell Family 683 

Crowell, Capt. Elkasah... 1300 

Crowell FamiUes 1208, 1640 

Crowell, leaiah 1301 

Crowell, Capt. Sturgis 1297 

Crowell, Thomas F. 1640 

Cunimings,.MrB. A. Emma 690 

Cummings, Benjamin 680 

Cununii^, Chaj'Ies S 690 

Cummings Family 6S7 

Curtis, Charles H 1763 

Curtis Families 793, 1763 

Curtis, Mrs. S. Adelaide. 1764 

Cushing Families 807, 1281 

Cushman, Andrew B., M.D. 1001 

Cushman, Bradford E 1164 

Cushman, Emery 181 

Cushman Families 

106, 130, 096, 1002, 1133, 

1164, 1741 

Cushman, Henry B 182 

Cushman, Henry W 182 

Cushman, Herbert E 108 

Cushman, Job S 1134 

Cnshman, Seth L 107 

Cushman, William H 108 

Danforth, Mrs. Adelaide W. 

729, 083 

Danforth Family 1786 

Danforth, Minot L 1786 

Darling Family 076 

Darling, Joseph M 676 

Dassance, Mrs. Carrie F.. 1266 

Davis, Amos N 808 

Davis, Charles S 666 

Davis, Capt Cornelius A.. 809 

Davis, Capt EliJBh G 897 

Davis, Mrs. Emma B 789 

Davis Families 

682, 717, 788, 806, 1562 

Davis, Hen^ L 788 

Davis, Howland 666 

Davis, Capt. Joseph F 898 

Davis, Mrs. Mary A 307 

Davis, Mavnard A 712 

Davis, Nnthan S 897 

Davis, Robert T., M.D 378 

Davis, Samuel M 1552 

Davol, Bradford D 1066 

Davol Family 1064 

Davol, James C. C. 1067 

Davol, Mrs. Mary E 1067 

Davol, Stephen 1066 

Dean, Miss Bertha 850 

Dean, Edgar E., M.D 1266 



Dean, Elleiy C 1280- 

Deu (e) Families 

724, 849, 1267,1280,1486, 1661 

Dean, George A 1661 

Dean, Joshua 1487 

Dean, Miss Marian E 1268 

Dean, Heodore '860 

Dean, William M 727 

Peaae, Ashael S., M.D.... 726- 

Delan<^ Augustine A 1404 

Delano, Charles H. L 820 

Delano Families. .774, 816, 1406 

Delano, G!eorge 880- 

Delano, Joshua 776 

Delano, Miss Ruth B 77& 

Delano, Mrs. Sarah S. B. . . 820 

Denhsnt Families 1286, 1497 

Denham, Thomas M 1400- 

Denham, Tilson B 1286, 1497 

D«iiBon Family. 666 

Denison, John H 667 

Denison, Mrs. Louise A. . . 668- 

Dennie Family 1687 

Dennie, Pred M 1687 

Dennie, Mra. Jessie F 1688^ 

Dexter Families 829, 1346 

Dexter, Lemuel LeBaron.. 829 

Dill, Charles H 1054 

Donovan, Alfred W. 1167 

Donovan, Timothy 1167 

Doty I^amily 887 

Drake, Albert B 1200 

Drake, Charles E 1483 

Drake Families 1190, 1483 

Drew Family 1469 

Drew, Pred 1469 

Dring, Miss Caroline A... 816 

Bring, Charles H 816 

Dring, Charles P 812 

Dring Family 812 

Dudley Family.. 1370 

Dudley, Sumner A 1370 

Dunham, Benjamin F..... 1691 
Dunham Families 460, 1646, 1091 

Dunham, Oscar E 1646 

Durfee Families 

836, 803, 1447, 1673 

Durfee, George N 804 

Durfee, George T 1448 

Durfee, Nathaniel B 893 

Durfee, Randall N 838 

Durfee, Winthrop C 836 

Dweller Families 138, 1262- 

Dwelley, Jedediah 126^ 

Dwelly Family 138 

Dwelly, Frank H 140 

Dwelly, Jerome, M.D. 139 

Dwelly, Miss Mair B 140 

Dyer, David H 308 

Dyer, E. Alden, MJ) 816 

I^er, Edward 818 

I^er Families 307, 816, 984 

I^er, George F 300- 

Dyer, James B 986 

Dyer, Miss Marietta, W. . . 985 
Dyer, Samuel B 984 

Eames Family 1699' 

Earle, Andrew B 307 

Earle Families ..306, 1082, 1412^ 

Earle, Mrs. Hannah B 307 

Earle, John M 1083^^ 



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Earie, John W 1413 

Bu-le, Llt^d S 306 

Eftton Funilfea 1340, 1379 

Eftton, Ure. G«oige 624 

Eddy, Urs. Ada H 997 

Eddy FamlliM 414, 4ei 

IMdy, 0«orge M ,. . 41B 

EdBon Family 1761 

Edson, Simemi W 1761 

Eldred, Davia R 1734 

Eldred Family 1734 

Eldridge, Albert S 495 

Eldridge, Miss Almira 494 

Eldridge, EU H 494 

Eldridge Family 493 

Eldridie, Jotm H. 496 

Ellia, Obed H 1762 

Emerson, Charlea 485 

Emerson Family 48S 

IhtM Family 1240 

Estes, J. Edmund 1241 

Estee, John H 1241 

Evans, Qiarles E IIIS 

Evans, Edwin H IIIS 

Evans Family'. 1114 

Bveraon Family 1208 

Everson, Richard A 1209 

Faunce, Adoniram 1748 

miunce, Charles IM 603 

Faunce Families 606, 1748 

Faunoe. Wa1t«r H 606 

Tield, Daniel W 315 

Held Family 313 

Field, Frederic F 317 

Field, William L 314 

Filoon Family. 176 

Filoon, Fred Williams.... ITS 

Filoon, Dr. Heniy H 179 

Filoon, Miss Mabel A.... 178 

Filoon, VeranuB 177 

Fiagg Families 759, 1602 

Flagg, George W 763 

Flagg, Lester G 764 

Plagg, Loren A 1602 

FlftgjT. Wallace C 759 

Fletcher, Elmer H 804 

Fletcher, Eustis J 804 

Fletcher Family 802 

Fletcher, John A 803 

Flint Families 244, 762 

Flint, John D 244 

Fontneau, Frank 1307 

Foster Families 1104, 1149 

Foater, John 1104 

Foster, Nathan B 1160 

Foster, Mrs. S. Ettie 1161 

Poi Family 490 

Fox, William H 493 

Francis, James P 3S3 

Freeman, Mrs. Clara S... 33! 

Freeman, George H 33! 

French, Miss Abby M 533 

French, Enoch J 531 

French Families 

461, 523, 791, 1493 

French, James H 531 

French, Job B 532 

French, Joseph E 701 

French, Samuel 1494 

French, Stephen X 530 

French, Walt«r L 461 

French, Winslow B., M.D, 792 



INDEX 

Frost, Mrs, Thomas W 1716 

Fuller Family 1307 

Fullerton Family 1118 

Fullerton, Richard M 1116 

Furlong, Mrs, W. H 203 

Oanunona, Mrs. Amantha B. 1323 

QanunoDS, Edgar H 1322 

Oamnums, Edward. A 391 

Gammons, Ephraim H. 1^9 

Gammons Families. . .1194, 1088 

Gammons, George T. M... 1638 

Gammons, Leonard F 1194 

Gammons, Mrs. Mary E. . . II9S 

Gammons, Noble B 1641 

Gardiner Family 1315 

Gardiner, George N 1317 

Gardner, Mrs. Abigail A.. 521 

Gardner, Arnold D 1213 

Gardner, Charlee H 1212 

Gardner, Mrs. Enuna E. . . 1212 

Gardner Families 932, 1210 

Gardner, Francis L 1212 

Gardner, Leander E 1211 

Gardner, Mrs. Martha J.. 140 

Gardner, Orrin A 934 

Gates Family 368 

Gates. Samuel F 368 

Gee, Frederic A Ill 

Gibbs Families.. 742, lOZl, 1216 

Olfaba, George 742 

Gibbs, Mrs, Jane W 1218 

Gibbs, Mrs. Judith (Cole}B. 1022 

Gibbs, Oapt. Lot H I2I6 

Gibbs, Capt. Stephen B... 1022 

Gifford, Abram 1738 

GifTord, Benjamin F 1773 

Gilford, Charles F 1619 

'GifTord, Edmund L 1594 

Gifford Families 

700, 674, 944, 979. 1364, 

1594, 1739, 1773 

Gifford, Ferdinand H 701 

Gilford, Gideon 701 

Gifford, Henry H 1618 

Gifford, Dr. John H 080 

Gifford, Levi 1618 

Gifford, Obed A 1737 

Gifford, William 945 

Gifford, William H 945 

Gifford. William L 1366 

Gilbert, Julius C 1198 

Goddard, Mrs. Alice M. ., 1566 

Qoddard, Col. George B .. 1587 

Goff Families 332, 1337 

Goff, Frederic E 334 

Goff.. William H 332 

Goldtbwaite, Emerson .... 1362 

Goldthwaite Family 1361 

Gooding Families 860, 1476 

Goodwin, Samuel 1767 

Gorhom, Ephraim A 1510 

Gorham Family 1609 

Goulding Family 1500 

Ooulding, James H ISOI 

Goulding. Lewis ISOO 

Goward, Edwin T 1013 

Ooward Family 1013 

Gray Family 1669 

Gray, Winslow 1669 

Greene Families 832, 1303 

Greene. William S 834 

Grinnell. Arthur G 227 

Grinnell Familv 223 



OriniMll, Frederick 22S 

Grinnell, Joaepb- G 227 

Grinnell, Lawrence 225 

Grinnell, Mlaa Mary R. . . . 227 

Grinnell, Richard W 227 

Grout Family 517 

Grout, Mrs. Zira R 667 

Guild, Emmons D. 924 

Guild Familiea 769, 924 

Gumey, Mrs. Chloe R 301 

Gum^, David B 736 

Gumey Familiea 209, 735 

Qumey, Hwiry 1343 

Gumey, Lysander F 290 

Hadley, Eugene J 872 

Eadley Family 870 

Hadley, Ja«ob B 870 

Haffards, GriiBtts M. 728 

H^ll, Andrew H 723 

Hall, Everett 335 

Hall Families 335, 720 

Hall, Frederick B 722 

Eamblin Family 1684 

Han^ly, Mrs. Clarence E.. 1596 

Hammond, Edgar B IITT 

Hammond Family 1176 

Hammond, Henry F 1177 

Hancock FamUy 1384 

Hancodc, Portua B 1384 

Hanson, Frederick 1634 ' 

Hanson, Thomas R 1634 

Harding. David £ 202 

Earley, Harry B 1397 

Harley, James B 1396 

Harley, Mrs. Mary E 1397 

Harlow Familiea 190, 966 

Harris, Benjamin W 64 

Harris Family 54 

Harris, Robert 56 

Hart, Albert T 1766 

Hart Family 1765 

Hartley. Mrs. Mary J 418 

Hartshorn, Mrs. Alice R.. 471 

Hartshorn, George F 470 

Hartshorn, Oeoige T 471 

Hartshome (Bartehom) 

Family 469 

Haskell, Edward 992 

Haskell,. Mrs. Louisa B.82, 992 

Hastings, Alton B 1131 

Haatinsa Family 1131 

Hatch Family 733 

Hatch, George E 1536 

Hatch. Rev. Leonard B., 

D. D 734 

Hathaway, Clarence M. . . 616 
Hathaway, Edward E. . . . 614 
Hathaway, Mrs. Ellen A.. 1108 
Hathaway, Ura. Ellen R.. 1312 
Hathawav Familiea ..612, 

625, 732, 800, 1196, 1309, 1602 

Hathaway, Francis 1313 

Hathaway, Capt Henry C. 624 

Hathaway, Herman H 1502 

Hathaway, Horatio 1312 

Hathaway, James H 783 

Hatbaway, John B 627 

Hathaway, Capt. Judah . . . 800 
Hathaway, Mrs. Maud C. . . 616 

Hathaway, Samuel 613 

Hathaway. Samuel E 616 



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:K«thaw»y, Samuel W. . . . 614 

H&thawaj, Williun J. ... 1196 

HauUkawaf, Charles L. . . ESS 

Hautlia.w»7, Charles M. . . 288 

Hauth&w^, Fr&Dk M. . . . 261 
Haathamty, Mra. Siuui 

AvgoBtA 290 

HKwee, EdwM^ £., MJ>.. 600 

Hawu, Mrs. Eliza. P 1394 

Hawes Familiea 

227, 600, 1183, 1389, 1392 

Haw«a, Frederick B 1391 

Havefl, C!«orge H. 230 

Hawes, Jcautlhan 0. ..... 1391 

Hawee, Mra. Muj W. 1391 

H«wea, Oliver K 230 

Eawes, OliTer S 229 

E&wes, Bvlnuius T. 1382 

Eawes, William G 1184 

Hawes, William M 229 

Hawea, WillUm T 1184 

Hawkins, Charles W 997 

HawUiu, Edward L. 997 

Hawkins, Edwin M 997 

Hawkins Family 996 

Hawkins, Henrv C 967 

EaTCB, Mrs. Helen L 1636 

Hayward, Ernest h. 886 

Hayward Families 234, 884, 1S^2 

Hayward, John L. 1632 

Bayward, Dr. Joseph W.. 884 

Hayward, Walter B., M.D. 886 

Heard Family 517 

Hedge, Bamabu 1169 

Hedge Family 1168 

Hedge, Mrs. Priscilla S. . . IITO 

Hersey Family 085 

Hersom Family 1466 

Hersom, Iliomas I4Bu 

Hervey, E. Williams 612 

Hervey Familr 911 

Hewett, Misa 'Ellen E. . . . 478 

Hewett Family 477 

Hewett, Herman 47B 

Hewett, Joseph 477 

Hewett, Juetitt 479 

Hewett, Mrs. Mary 470 

Heywood, Miss Grace A... 154^ 

Heywood, John J. 1M2 

Hicks, Andrew 771 

Hicks, Barney 770 

Hick^ Mias Charlotte 771 

Hicks Family 769 

Hicka, Isaac 771 

Hicks, John Jav 771 

Hicks, Miss Maria R 772 

HIeks, Mrs. Sarah A 772 

Hicks, William B 7T2 

Hill Family 675 

Hills Family 149S 

Hills, George H 1496 

Hobart, Hon. Aaron 7 

Hobart, Edward 8 

Hobart, Edward E 1567 

Hobart Families ...6, 796, 1567 

Hodge, Michael 743 

Hodges Families 

B46, 1051, 1319, 1584 

Hodges, Frederick Q 1320 

Hodges, Leonard M 10G2 

Hodges, William B 1320 

Holbrook (e) Families IO:i, 1730 

Holbrook, Samuel A 1730 



INDEX 

Holbrook, Mrs. Susan J... 1731 

Hollia, Mra. Esther 967 

Hollia Family 967 

Hollia, John H 967 

Hollywood Family 1683 

Hollywood, Joe«j^ M 1683 

H<dman, David Emory, 

M.D. 298 

Holmaa Family 296 

Holman, Samuel F. 298 

Holmes, Albert W 1424 

Holmes, Barnabas H. 1618 

Holmes, Charles J. 280 

Holmes, Charles L 281 

Holmes, Edward 396 

Holmes, Ezra 1680 

Holmea Families 

277, 392, 1424, 1618, 16B0 

Holmes, Frank H 396 

Holmes, Miss Helen 395 

Holmes, Mias Helen R. . . . 1519 

Holmes, Joeiah, Jr. 1427 

Hoflmes, JVdge Lemuel LeB. 838 

Holmes, Mrs. Maty A. . . . 281 

Holmes, Paraclete W 396 

Hood, Alfred E 592 

Hood Family 661 

Hood, William P 661 

Hooper Families 285, 566 

Hooper, Dr. Frederick H. . 556 

Hooper, George M. 286 

Horton, Adin B 1237 

Horton, Charles M 919 

Horton, Edwin J 444 

Horton, Mrs. EmUy H. . . 447 

Horton, Maj. Everett S. . . 442 

Horton Families 

441, 731, 617. 1236 

Horton, Gideon M. 446 

Horton, James J 447 

Horton, Mra. Maiy J 1237 

Horton, Nathaniel B 1237 

Horton, Raymond M 448 

Hosmer Family 1408 

Hosmer, Stephen D 1408 

Hough Family 453 

Hough, Garry deN 454 

Hough, George A 454 

Hough, Dr. George T 453 

Hovey Family 1681 

Howard, Charles 96 

Howard, Cyrus 171S 

Howard, Daniel S., Jr. 44 

Howard, Daniel S., Sr 42 

Howard, Miss Edith F 640 

Howard, Embert 30!) 

Howard Families 

40, 96, 309, 536, T64. 993, 1162 

1513. 1638, 1668, 1682, 1715 

Howard, Francis E 636 

Howard, George 993 

Howard, Gorham B 43 

Howard, Harry C 995 

Howard, James E 1104 

Howard, Jeremiah B. 1616 

Howard, Leavitt T 1682 

Howard, Leater S 1615 

Howard, Mrs. Mary Cobb. 43 

Howard, Nathan C 1514 

Howard, Mrs. Sylvia M.. . 1683 

Howard, Warren A 43 

Howes Family 1110 

Howes, Marcus H 1110 



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Howlaod, Abraham H. . . . 460 

Howland, Miss Elizabeth E. 158 

Howland Families 

IBS, 464, 806, 1116, 1323, 1608 

Howland, Miss ISjuj T... 407 

Howland, Peleg C 1S4 

Howlaad, Hon. Weston ... 467 

Hnbbard, Mrs. CUra I.... 860 

Hudner Family 1728 

Hudner, Michael T. 1729 

Hume, MisB E. Maude . . . 6S6 

Humphrey Families.. 162S, 1710 

Humphrey, Galen 1629 

Humphrey, George W 1711 

Hun^ Br. Charles R 622 

Hunt Families.. ..334, 621, 1069 

Hunt, Reuben 1060 

Hussey, Miss Emily Morgan 13S 

Husaey, George 136 

Eussey-Morgan Family. . . 134 

Ittgrabam Family 1734 

Ingraham, Robert C 1786 

InBesB, Thomas B 526 

Jvers, Miss Ella F 266 

Ivera Family 264 

Ivers, Samuel 264 

Jackson, Amos M., M.D... 162 

Jackson, Eliaba T. 1076 

Jadcson Families 160, 1073 

Jackson, James F 1076 

Jackson, John A 1074 

Jackson, John H., M. D. . . 161 

Jackson, Oliver H., M. D. . 162 

Jackson, Preaeott H. 1075 

Jackson, Ralph W., M. D. . 161 

Jean, Jean B 1324 

Jenkins Family 400 

Jenkins, Georm 400 

Jenney Families 1644, 1700 

Jenney, Mrs. Mary A IDS 

Jenney, Mrs. Mary E. . . .'. 1646 

Jenney, Perry P 1545 

Jennings, Mrs. Annie B , . . 366 

Jennings Family 364 

Jenninga, William H 366 

Jones, Mrs. Abbie B 396 

Jones, Augustus T 678 

Jones, Bradford E 236 

Jones Families 236, 678 

Jones, Henry M 397 

Keevey, Peter 1404 

Keith, Adelbert F. 18 

Keith, Allen P. 719 

Keith, BeU 654 

Keith, Charlea 74 

Keith, Charles P 74 

Keith, Dennis Gary 23 

Keith, Edward A. 19 

Keith, Edward H. 429 

Keith, Edward P. 1676 

Keith, Edwin (Brockton). 778 

Keith, Edwin (Taunton).. 186 

Keith, Eldon B 23 

Keith, Elmer L 1423 

Keith Families 

14, 71, 184, 267, 426, 
488, 718, 776, 783, 1146, 

1362, 1420, 1465, 1575, 1685 

Keith, Frank P. 1464 



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£eith, C!«orge B 20 

Keith, Harold C 23 

Keith, Horaue A 267 

Keith, Howard P. 1686 

Kdth, Martin L 777 

Keith, Merton S 1424 

Keith, Myron L. 26 

Keith, Nahiun Williams.. 1362 

Keith, Nathan 1U5 

Keith, PrcBton B 7S 

Keith, Roland M 489 

Keith, Eufiw P. 77 

Keith, MisB Sarah E. . . . IBS 

Keith, Capt. Seth 382 

Keith, Simeon Elliott 430 

Keith, S. Lorin 490 

Keith, Solomon 490 

Keith, Wallace C, M. D, , 783 

Keith, Wan-en R 428 

Keith. Ziba C 770 

Kelley, Charles S 243 

Kelley FajniUea 241, 1411 

Kelley, 0«orge W 889 

Kelley, Mra. Sarah A 244 

Kempton, David B 937 

Kempton Families ....936, 1026 

Kempton, Mrs. Susan H... 937 

Kent, John S 90 

Kilburn (Kilbourn«) Family 1619 

Kilburn, William J 1620 

Kimball Family 130 

King Family 1165 

King, William B. 116Q 

Kingman, Benjamin S 1043 

Kingman, Calvin D 408 

Kingman Families 

409, 913, 974, 1326, 1540, 1643 

Kingman, Gardner J 1325 

Kingman, Herbert L. 013 

Kingman, Horace 9T4 

Kit^ifian, Josiah W 1320 

Kingman, Mrs. Mary A. . . 410 

Kingman, Rufua P 1541 

Kir^ Families 601, 917 

Kirby. Holder C, M. D... 603 

Knowles, Daniel M 

Knowles, Edward 

Knowles Family 

Knowlee, Henry M. 

Knowles, Capt. John P. . 

Knowles, John P., Jr 

^lowles, Joseph 

Knowles, Joseph C 

Knowles, Joseph F 

Knowles, Mrs. Ma^'J. . 

Knowles, Thomas H 

Knowles, William H. . . . 
Kollock, Mrs. Helen M. . 
Kollock, Lemuel M 



Lane, Alonzo 

Lone, Mrs. Deborah H. 
Lone, Maj. Everett ... 

Lane Families 6 

I*ne, George F 

lAoe, Mrs. Helen £. . . 

Ltine, Jenkins 

Lone, Richmond J 

Lane, Zeoas M 

Lawrence Family 

liftwrence. Miss Ida £. . 



662 



Lawrence, James W 1165 

Lawrence, Dr. N. Louise.. 1628 

Lawson Family 1369 

I^wson, Frederick W 1369 

Lawton, Charles H. 512 

I&wton, Mrs. Clara P. , , , 513 

Lawton Family 511 

LawtoD, Horace A 512 

Lawton, Mrs. Mary E 512 

Leach Families.. .380, 382, 1084 

Leach, Henry W 1085 

Leach, James C 379 

Leach, Mrs. Phebe 381 

LeBaron Families 831, 1035 

Leonard, Cornelius H. ... 1377 

Leonard, Daniel B 590 

Leonard Families 

587, 1217, 1264, 1277, 1378 

Leonard, Henry T, 589 

Leonard, Job M 1265 

Leonard, Milton H., M.D, 590 

Leonard, Theodore W 1218 

Lewis Families 211, 1008 

Lewis, Zenas W 1008 

Lincoln, Edward 346 

Lincoln, Edward E 346 

Lincoln Famiiiea. . .66, 343, 1010 

Lincoln, George A 1012 

Lincoln, Miss Helen B. . . . 67 

Lincoln, Henry C 346 

Lincoln, Henry E 1012 

Lincoln, James M 348 

Lincoln, Mrs. Jeanette A.. 1013 
Lincoln, Jonathan T. (de- 
ceased ) 344 

Lincoln, Leontine 347 

Lincoln, Lorenzo 348 

Lincoln, Miss Mary E 346 

Lincoln, Nathaniel R.- 348 

Idncoln, Theodore G 67 

Lincoln, Theodore L 67 

Lincoln, Gen. Thomas 66 

Lindsey, Crawford B 215 

Lindsey Family 214 

Lindsey, Mrs. Mary B 216 

Little P^mily 1645 

Lothrop, Edwin H 880 

Lothrop Families. 31, 880 

Loud Family 389 

Loud, Reuben 389 

Lovell, Dr. Charles E 1076 

Lorell Families 

1076, 1205, 1463, 1624 

Lovell, George W 1464 

Lovell, Samuel C 1205 

Jjovering, Charles L 63 

Lovering Family 61 

Lovering, Henry M 65 

Lovering, Willard 62 

Lovering, William C 64 _ 

Low, Emery M 438 

Low Family *38 

Luce, Arthur G 1687 

Luce Family 1^86 

Luce, Capt. Hen'cy E 1686 

Luce; Matthew 1061 

Lund Family 182 

Lund, Parkman M 184 

Luscomb, Andrew 349 

LuBcomb, Mrs. Mary M 350 

Luther, Charles B 6B5 

Luther Families 683, 1072 



Luther, Joseph G 1072 

Luther, Samuel M 685 

Lyon, Arthur V., M.D. 620 

Lyon Family 620 

Maeomher Families 

1144, 1S49, 1628 

Maeomher, Miss Harriet P. 1650 

Maeomher, Capt. John A.. 114S 

Macomber, John C 1620 

Macomber, Joseph L, 1640 

Macy, Edwin B 203 

Macy Family 291 

Maey, Frank H 294 

Macy, Frederick 292 

Macy, Frederick B 203 

Macy, George 1 293 

Macy, James R 294 

Macy, Philip E 294 

MaCT, Thomaa W 294 

Maglathlin Family 998 

Maglathlin. Capt. Henrj- B. 99ft 

Magri, Countess LaTinia.. 1674 

Makinson Family 120S 

Makinson, John F 1206 

Manchester Family 1005 

Mandell, Augustus H.,M.D. 1436- 

Mandell Family I43B 

Manley, Albert 1194 

Manley Families 1191, 1533 

Manley, Milo 1193 

Mann, Charles F 674 

Mann Families 673, 940 

Mann, Frederick C. 672 

Mann, Mrs. Pamelia L. . . 674 

Manning Family 1611 

Manning, Lucian W 1613 

Marang, Mrs. Qara Swift. 267 

Marbel Family 1557 

Marbel, Capt. William P.. 1557 

Marshall Family 1232 

Marshall, Howard T. .... 1234 

Mar^ton, Arthur B., 3d... 1695 

Marston FamUy 1693 

Mar?ton, Harry L. 1695 

Mar'ton, Zenas L. 1696 

Martin Family 746 

Marvin Family 396 

Mar\in, Nelson H 396 

Manon Families 

405, 518, 934, 1048, 1049 

Moson, Francis A 1048 

Mason, Frederick 408 

Mason, Herbert N 1050 

Maxim, Charles M 1777 

Maxim, Clarence W 1779 

Maxim Family 1777 

McCrillis Familv 1727 

McCrillia, Mrs. Hetty T....1728 

McCrillis, John S 172T 

McCulIough, John 608 

McLathlin Family 1752 

McWhirr, Mrs. Elizabeth J. 1361 

MoWhirr, Robert A 1360 

Meaney, Mrs. Mary 1462 

Meaney, Thomas J. 1460 

Mendell, James H 1637 

Messinger, Austin 1376 

Metcalf Family 637 

Miller, Abisbai 125 

Miller-Cushing Families . . 80ft 



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Miller Families 

126, 1004, 1171, 1336, 1419 

Uiller, FnuikliD H 1172 

Miller, John A 100S 

Uiller, Southard H U72 

HUliken, Charles W., M.D. 301 
Uilliken Fantiliea ....302, 1481 
MilUlceD, Mrs. Helen K. . . 197 

Uilliken, Joseph K 14S3 

Uitchell Fanu^ies 282, 267 

Mitchell, Herbert 234 

Jlitchell, Isam 233 

Moore, Charles E 617 

Uorey Familr 641 

Morgan, Charles W 13S 

Morgan Family 134 

Morse, Alfred B 93B 

Morse, Edward N. 839 

Morse Families 

93T, 1433, 1588, 1774 

Horse, Harrison 15S8 

Morse, John P 1773 

Morse. Justin N 940 

Morse, Nahum F 1433 

Morton, Charles H 1364 

Morton, Ephraim S 1181 

Morton Families 

358, 548. 901, 1182, 1363 

Morton, Herbert A 551 

Morton, James M., LL. D. 359 
Morton, Jamea M., 3d.... 360 
Morton, Hon. Marcus .63, 551 

Morton, Thomas J 550 

Munro (Munroe) Family.. 1775 
Munroe, Miss Charlotte B. 1770 
Muaroe, Josiah 1776 

Nash. Mrs. Clara J 922 

Nash Families 920, 1151 

Nash, Thomas N. 921 

NeUl, Hon. Joseph 739 

Neill, Mrs. Mary J. Conant 730 

Nelson Families 458,1540, 1580 
Nelson. Mrs. Hannah 

Coomer 400 

Nelson. John H 1589 

Nelson, Mrs. Mary D. W. . 1692 

Nelson, Sidney Tudcer . . . 1540 

Nelson, William H 459 

Newcomb Families ...159, 320 
Newcomb, Miss Harriot A. 

67, 160 

Newcomb, Nathaniel 150 

Newcomb, Mrs. Sarah J. - . 

822, 847 

Newcomb, Washington L.. 821 

Newton, Mrs. James E 984 

Nickerson. Cant. Alfred . . 178 

Noyes, Edward 1503 

Noyea Family 1603 

Nutter, Charles L 265 

Nutter Family 263 

Nutter, Isaac N 264 

Nutter, Richard W 236 

Nye, Charles H 412 

Nye, Charles H., Jr 413 

Nye, David D 1261 

Nye Families, 320, 412, 736 

1103, 1107, 1234, 1366, 1743 

Nye, James H 1234 

Nye, Obed 785 

Nye, Mrs. Susan C 1104 

Nye, Thomas 1104 



INDEX 

Nye, Willard 330 

Nye, Willard, Jr 331 

Nve, Waiiam F 1107 

Nye, William L 1367 

Oesting, F. William 982 

Oesting, Mrs. Violetta C. 982 

Osbom Family 37 

Osbom, Mrs. Hannah F. . . 632 

Osbom, James E 40 

Osbom, James M 30 

Osborn, Judge Joseph .... 37 

Osbom, Weaver 33 

Osbom, William J 37 

Osborne Family 760 

Osborne, William H 762 

Packanl, Mrs. Allie V. ... 1148 

Packard, Davis S 73 

Packard, DeWitt Clinton. . C81 

Packard, timer C 513 

Packard Families 78, 111, 326, 

613. 520, 604, 631, 1214, 1258 

1374, 1488, 1636, 1702, 1762 

Packard, Frederick HI 

Packard. Fred H 604 

Packard, Fre^ L 1218 

Packard, George A 1702 

Packard, Mrs. Harriet J... 1763 

Packard, Josiah Q 1488 

Packard, Martin 1636 

Packard, Moses A 326 

Packard, Nathan F. 1752 

Packard, Nathaniel R. . - . 520 

Packard, Robert H 1374 

Packard, Sidnev E 1216 

Packard, Sumner T. 80 

Packard. Warren B 606 

Page (Paige) Family 566 

Paige, Nonius, M. D 666 

Paige. Dr. Onias 558 

Paine, A. Elliot, M. D 006 

Paine Familv 903 

Park Family 1768 

Park, Frederick Waldo . . . 1768 

Parker, David L 1017 

Parker Families 1018, 1271 

Parker, Capt. Josiah 1467 

Parker, Ward M 1016 

Parker, William C 1271 

■Parker. William N 1466 

Partridge, Miss Deborah A. 1372 

Partridge Family 1371 

Paull, Mrs. Abbie F. 142 

Paull, Elbrldge G 1600 

Paull Families ..141, 1493, 16B9 

Paull, John )41 

Pearse Family 1009 

Pearse, George G 1102 

Pearse, William 1102 

Pearse, William H., de- 

ceased 'l^l 

P&arse. William H 1108 

Peck, Capron 1201 

Peck, Clarence A 748 

Ptck Families 746, 1200 

Peck, Frank 740 

Peck, Herbert L. 748 

Peck, Jathniel A 74B 

Peck, Miss Lvdia D 1202 

Peck. Russell A 748 

Peckham, Anson C.,M.D.. 1037 



Peckham Families . . . 1038, 1628 

Peckham, Hfairy C 1627 

Peirce, Mrs. ^ikmanda E... 34 
Peirce, Charles M., Jr. . . . 34 

Peirce Family 810 

Peirce, Hon. James P. .... 810 

Penney Family 1725 

Penney, Justin B 1726 

Percival, Henrv M. 936 

Perkins Families 

231, 312, 647, 1148, 

1435, 1588, 1600, IT£1, 1739 

Perkins, George A. 1486 

Perkins, Henry 047 

Perkins, Jamel 1688 

Perkina, Merritt G 23» 

Perkins, Oscar C 232 

Perkins, Stillman S 1721 

Perkins, Thomas H 1486 

Perkins, William (2) 1601 

Perry, Alonio W 1100 

Perry, Augustus F 1808 

Perry Families 1160, 1698 

Perry, Mrs. Lucy M 464 

Perry, Mrs. Susan B 1699 

Philbrick, Mrs. Annie E... 349 

Phillips Family 928 

Phillips, Capt. Jacob B, . . . 800 

Phillips, Lot 928 

Pickens Families. .411, 641, 811 

Pierce, Alfred 633 

Pierce, A. Martin, M. D. . . 33 

Pierce, Andrew G 36 

Pierce, Anthony 910 

Pierce, Mr*. Caroline L. . . 34 

Pierce, Charles S 167 

Pierce, Miss Clara Oil 

Pierce (Pearce, Pearse) 

Families 32,156,533,910, 1401 

Pierce, George E 167 

Pierce, James 1401 

Pierce, Mrs. Lizsie J. .... 34 

Pierce, Mrs. Mary 1402 

Pierce, Otis N 30 

Pitts Families 718,1366 

Pitts, Joseph S 1366 

Poissoo, Joseph 1260 

Poole, Benjamin F 1068 

Poole Families. 1067, 1136, 1440 

Poole, Isaac B 1448 

Poole, I. Chester 1460 

Poole, Jerome B 1080 

Pope, Charles E 14S6 

Pope Families 922, 1464 

Porter Family 623 

Porter, Henry S 628 

Porter, John 668 

Potter, Andrew H 1236 

Potter, Capt. Alden T. . . . 1048 

Potter Families 1043, 1284 

Potter, Warren B 1280 

Potter, William F 1287 

Pratt, Augustus 1338 

Pratt, Dr. Charles A 669 

Pratt, Charles H 1372 

Pratt Families. .700, 1261, 

1338, 1342, 1360, 1372, 1382 

Pratt, Henry K. 1261 

Pratt, Henry T. 1362 

Pratt, Mrs. Jennie E ISSl 

Pratt, Joseph 1381 



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Piatt, Mra. M. Adah U62 

Pratt, Preecott H 1341 

Presbr^ FmdDj 767 

FreEbrej, Mrs. Fannie S... 800 

Pnabrej, Silas D., M. D.. . 708 

Presbrej, William L, . . . . 790 

Proctor Family 1702 

Puffer Family 57S 

Puffer, Dr. Loring W S7S 

' Quinby Family 822 

Quinby, Oliver B 822 

Bandall Family 1732 

Randall, George H 1732 

' Rankin Family 1556 

Rankin, Mrs. Kate J 1557 

Rankin, William 1566 

Rankin, William J 1557 

Riad, AlezandcT, M. D. . . 02 

Read, Benjamin B 1407 

Head, Mrs. Cynthia A. . . . . 620 

Read(e) Families 

91, 540, 610, 1407 

Read. Joseph R 610 

Read, Paddock K 540 

Read, William A 02 

Reade (Reed) Families... 

49, 341, 863 

Reed, Arthur B 389 

Reed, Edward P 387 

Reed (Reade) FamilieH ... 

40, 341, 38a, 859, 1151, 1670 

Reed, Mra. Georgiana S. . . 388 

Reed, Henry G ■ 860 

Reed, Mrs. Joseph 8 1780 

Reed, L. Alston 312 

Reed, Luciua 3*1 

Reed, Hon, Warren A 40 

Remington, Clinton V. S.. 176 
Remington, Mrs. Elizabeth 

A 1^* 

Remington Family 173 

Remington, Hale 176 

Remington, Joshua 281 

Remington, Robert K 173 

Reynard, Capt. Robert P.. . 1018 

B^ard, Capt. William H. 91B 

Reynolds, Bion P 058 

Reynolds, Charles T. 656 

Reynolds, Edmund D. . . 1670 

Reynolds, Mrs. Ellen a 653 

R^nolds, Mrs. Emily J 1205 

R^nolds, Miss Emma 1 . 1432, 

R^nolds. Enoe H 1202 

Reynolds Families 661, ( .6, 

76«, 1202, 1398, 14 9, 1671 

R^olds, Isaac N 1308 

Reynolds, Jay B 867 

R^nolds, Jonas 651 

Reynolds, liowell M 657 

Reynolds, Luke W 650 

Reynolds, Mrs. Minnie I.. 738 

Reynolds, Philip 1«S 

R^oIdB, Mrs. Sarah S.. . 657 

Rhodes Family *20 

Rhodes, George H 421 

Rhodea, John B «2 

Rhodea, John C 422 

Rhodes, Marcus M 421 

Rioe, Charles L. "23 

Rice, Qarenee E 1126 

Rioe Family 1121 



INDEX 

Rice, John A. 1122 

Rioharda, Mrs. Winifred C. 1120 

Richardson Family S41 

Richardson, Henry A 542 

Richardson, Miss Linda . . 542 

Roarty Family 130B 

Roarty, James A 1308 

Robbins, Benjamin W. . . . 1610 

Robbins Family 1610 

Robbins, Mrs. Frank B. ... 922 

Robertson, John T 739 

Rodman Family 384 

Rodman, Miss Julia W. . . 386 

Rodman, Thomas R 384 

Rogers, Asa ISII 

Rogers Families 203, 430 

Rogers, Frank L 1653 

Itogers, Henry Huttleston. 430 

Rogers, Capt John 1652 

Rotch Family 247 

Rotch, Morgan 240 

Rotch, William J 248 

Rounseville, Alden, Jr. ... 1640 

Rounseville, Cyrus C 202 

Rounseville Familiea. .201, 1640 

Rugg, Charles P 1642 

Ru^ Family 1641 

Rugg, Mra. Mary P 1642 

Ruggles Family 052 

Ruggles, John A 952 

Ruggles, Mra; Susan R. . . 053 
Russell Families. .743, 885, 1247 

Russell, George T 889 

Russell, Henry T. 887 

Russell, tfrs. Rubie D. . . . 838 

Sampson, Elnathan T. . . . 1282 

Sampson Families 

1034, 1282, 1661 

Sampson, George R. 1034 

Sanford, Baalia 545 

Sanford, Dr. Edward ,... 931 

Sanford, Rev. Enoch, D. D. 931 

Sanford Famiiiea 

185, 545, 030, 1573 

Sanford. John Elliott 187 

Sanford, Mias Kate 1 188 

Sanford, Mies L. Augusta. 931 

Sanford, Philip H 1663 

Sanford, Samuel T 1674 

Sanford, Mrs. Sarah A.... 1663 

Sanford, Mrs. Susan 1576 

Savery Families 1569, 1625 

Sawin, Eiekiel R. 1388 

Sawin Family 1386 

Sayer, Miss Caroline M... 1110 

Sayer Family 1118 

Sayer, Frederic L. 1119 

Sayer, William L 1119 

Scales Family 1635 

ScateB, John 1635 

Seabury, Alexander H. . . . 81 

Seabury, Charles P 571 

Seabury Families 80; 669 

Seabury, Miss Helen H... , 671 

Seabury, Humphrey W. ... 570 

Seabury, Miss ftlarv B. . . . 571 

Seahuiy. Mrs. Sarah W. . . 671 

Sears, Chauncey H 168 

Sears Families 166, 638 

Sears, Henry W 640 

Severance Family 1156 

Severance, Lorenzo F 1157 



Severance, Mrs. Marv U... 1167 

Shaw, BarUett M. .' 972^ 

Shaw, Benjamin C 1041 

Shaw, Capt. Charles F. . . . 1186 

Shaw, Mrs. Etta F 1500 

Shaw, Eugene B 696 

Shaw Familiea 

343, 667, 696, 828, 865, 

072, 1041, 1186, 1506, 1698 

Shaw, Francis E 670 

Shaw, Francis M. 668 

Shaw, JobL. 1187 

Shaw, John J., M. D. 866 

Shaw, Joseph 1S06 

Shaw, Linus H 669- 

Shaw, William H 1697 

Sherman, Albert S 1555 

Sherman, Elbridge G 1358 

Sherman Familiea 468, 1170, 1358, 

1619, 1553, 1671, 1720, 17G6 

Sherman, James L.' 1572 

Sherman, Nathaniel B. .... 1766 

Sherman, Nelson '. . . . 467 

Sherman, Wilson 1563 

Short Family 888 

Short, Mace B 888 

Short, Mrs. Nancy B 890 

Shove, Chartea M 110 

Shove, Charles 1 18 

Shove, Edward 119 

Shove Family 117 

Shove, Mrs. Sarah Elmen- 

dorf 120 

Shove, Walter Frank 120 

ShurtlefT, Albert T 710 

Shurtleff Families 709, 969, 1384 

Shurtlefl, Mrs. Maria Y.. . 71& 

ShurtlefT, Nathaniel F. . . . 669 

Shurtleff, Walter D., M. D. 710 

Simmons Family 766 

Simmons, John 767 

Sisson, Arnold B 1664 

Sisson, Mrs. Hannah A. . . 1666 

Slade, Abbott E S51 

Blade, Abner 708 

Slade, David F. 474 

Slade Familiea 

471, 649, 708, 1085, 1263, 1479 

Slade, George W 1479 

Slade, John L 1263 

Slade, John P. 650 

Slade, Jonathan 473 

Slade, Mrs. Lois A 660 

Slade, Nathan 1086 

Slade, William L 478 

Slade, William W 474 

Small Family 772 

Small, Reuben C 773 

Smith, Dr. Andrew J 732 

Smith, Bradford 1780 

Smith Families 847, 1780 

Snuth, Iram 1701 

Smith, Mra, Timothy 367 

Snell, David A 1633 

Snell Families 1304, 1632 

Snell, Varanus 1394 

Snow Families ..208, 1346, 1437 

Snow, George G. .' 200 

Snow, George H 211 

Snow) Herbert E 210 

Snow, Levi M 1345 

Snow, Loum 1439- 

Snow, Robert 1440 



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Soale Families 

44D, 842, 1007, 1080 

Sonle, George D. 100« 

Souk, Mrs. Hannah 1090 

Soule, Oakea S 1080 

Soole, RufuB A 4S1 

Sonle, Thomas B 463 

Southworth, Edward 1530 

Sonthworth, Miss Ella F.. . 1530 

Soutliworth FaiDiliea 1530, 1621 

Sonthworth, Marcus C 1021 

Spare Family 373 

Spare, Dr. John 374 

^>are, John V 376 

Sparrow Family 1068- 

Sparrow, Frank M. 1072 

Sparrow, Harry P. 1070 

Sparrow, Jacob A 1070 

Sparrow, Solomon E 1071 

Sparrow, Dr. William E... 1071 

Sparrow, William E., Jr. . 1071 

Spenee, Mrs. Anne F 266 

Spoice, James W 267 

Spenee, John 2B6 

Spenee, William H 267 

Sproat Family 1418 

Sproat, Horace M 1418 

Stacy Family 1172 

Stacy, William H 1172 

Standish Family 12B2 

Staples, Mrs. Alice M 105 

Staples Family 103 

StaplcB, Herbert M 104 

Staples, SylvanuB N 103 

Starrett, Arthur P. 1760 

Sterns, Mrs. Caroline W.. 1003 

Steams Family 1002 

Steams, William L. 1002 

Stetson Families 257, 663 

Stetson, George W 260 

Stetson, John M 260 

Stetson, Kahum (deceased) 258 

Stetson, Nahum 260 

Stetson, Mrs. Ruth B. . . . 260 

Stoddard, Mrs. Sarali U... 13S8 

Strobridge Family 1492 

Studley, Ezekiel R 903 

StDdley Families 820, 902 

Studley, Gideon 827 

Sturdy, Albert W 500 

Sturdy, Charles A 500 

Sturdy, Charles H. 500 

Sturdy Family 496 

Sturdy, Frederic E 408 

Sturdy, James H 409 

Sturdy, John F 487 

Sturdy, William A 407 

Stnrtevant Family 1742 

Snlliran, Mrs. Catherine E, 1605 

Sullivan, John B 1«04 

Sumner Family 260 

Swain, David O. 1768 

Svrain Family 1768 

Swan Family 1686 

Swan, Henry S., M.D 1650 

Swan, Mrs. Matilda J 1650 

Sweet, Andrew H 1376 

Sweet Families 1376, 1780 

Sweet, Frank R I78B 

Swift, Hon. Charles Francis 1204 

Swift, Mies Elizabeth P.. 1661 

Swift Families 

114. lOO, 256, 1295, 1460, 1S69 



Swift, Franklyn K 200 

Swift, Frederick C 1206 

Swift, Humphrey Hathaway 116 

Swift, Moses C 1661 

Swift, Noble P 266 

Swift, Rodolphua l^e 200 

Sylvester, Charles F 008 

Sylvester Faaiilie* 862, 007 

^Ivester, Frederick 009 

Sylvester, George 1 900 

^Ivester, Mrs. Laura G. . 909 

Sylvester, Robert 864 

Sylvia, Antone L 1600 

Taber, Charles S 786 

Taber, Edward S 206 

Taber Families 

205, 474, 711, 786, 1024 

Taber, Frederic 476 

Taber, George H 712 

Taber, Capt. Jacob 463 

Taber, John H 712 

Taber, Mrs. Laura H 786 

Taber, Miss Maiy KemptoD 1026 

liber, William G 1026 

Talbot Family 666 

Talbot, George H 665 

Tannatt Family 1743 

Tannatt, James C 1743 

Tappan, Charles H 272 

Tappan, Epbraim H 271 

Tappan Family 270 

Tappan, Mrs. Fannie M. . . 273 

Tappan, Frank E 273 

Tappan, William C 272 

Taylor, James B 1388 

Terry Families. .1253, 1635, 1699 

Terry, Isaiah F 1600 

Terry, Joseph C 1253 

Terry, Capt. Phineas 1636 

Tew FamiV 1006 

Thaeher Family 968 

■niacher, John 070 

Thaeher, William T 971 

Thayer Families . . 18, 763, 767 

Thomas, Mrs. Annie C 901 

Thomas Families 890, 1446 

Thompson, Albert C 169 

Thompson Families 

169, 755, 966 

Thompson, Mrs. Marcia A. 172 

Thompson,' William M. . . . 066 

Thomas, William A OOO 

Thomson (Thompson) Fa- 
mily 169 

Thome, William H 1717 

Thornton Family 847 

Thornton, EUsha, Jr 848 

Thornton. John R 848 

Thumb, Mrs. General Tom 1674 

Thurber Family 1347 

Thurber, Zimn 1347 

Thurston, Anthony 1724 

Thurston Family 1723 

Thurston, Frank A 1725 

Tillinghast, Mrs. Elinibeth L.I445 

TllllnghaBt Family 1443 

Tillinghast, John T 1443 

Tillinghast, Joseph -. 1446 

Tillson Family 1677 

Tlllson, Henry H 1678 

Tillson, Mrs. Lvdia 1878 

Tilton, Charles W 1606 



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Tilton Family 1606 

Tobey Families ..266, 306, 1220 

Tobey, William H 1221 

Torrey Family 1053 

Torrey, George W 1066 

Torrey, Jodah A 1064 

Totman Family 828 

Totman, Horace 828 

Townsend Family 1664 

Townsend, Mrs. W. C 296 

Trafford, Allison W 425 

Trafford, Andrew R 424 

Trafford, Bernard W 426 

Trafford, Charles A 424 

Trafford Family 422 

Trafford, Henry L 425 

Trafford, Orrin F 426 

Trafford, Perry D 426 

Trafford, William C. 424 

Tribou, CKarles E 1033 

Tribou Family 1032 

Tribou, John A 1033 

Tripp, Arnold G 1B21 

Tripp, Azariah S 276 

Tripp, David K 016 

Tripp Families 274, 016, 1520 

Tripp, Miss Katharine M. . 017 

Tripp, Philip E 277 

Tripp, Hon. Philip J 276 

Tripp, Thomas A 1621 

Trow Family 1708 

Trow, Frederick L 1708 

Trow, Mrs. Olive H. M. . . . 1710 

Tucker, Ahram R 1003 

Tucker, Almon H 1137 

Tucker, Charles 1222 

Tucker, Edward T., M.D... 694 

Tucker, Ervin A., M.D.... 1138 

Tucker Families 

616, 692, 1062, 1093, 

1137, 1222 

Tapper, Mrs. Mary Akin.. 844 

Turner Family 864 

Turner, Mrs. Fannie H. . , . 795 

Turner, Joseph S 794 

Tuttle, Elias A 1160 

Tyler Family 1744 

Vigneron Family 375 

Wade, Hon. 41bert R 702 

Wade Fa^L^. 702 

Wade, Mrs. Susan H 704 

Wadsworth Family 1433 

Waite, Benjamin H 1336 

Waite Family 1334 

Waite, Miss Florence L.. . . 1336 

Walker Family 749 

Walker, George H 714 

Walker, William E 760 

Warner Family 574 

Warner, Richard E 676 

Warren Families 618, 1676 

Washburn, Col. Abram... 881 
Washburn, Mrs. AnniaR.731, 733 

Washburn, Aeel 17S4 

Waahbum, Charles Q 506 

Waahbum, Clintcn 609 

Washbum, Elliott, U. D. . 506 

Washburn Familiea 

188, 622, 503, 608, 698, 

732, 872. 882, 17S4, 1781 

Waahbum, Francis B 1782 



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Washburn, Frederic A ST2 

Wasbbum, George A 695 

Washburn, George R 17B3 

"Washbura, Miss Harriet 

M. S 1764 

Waahbuni, Herbert T 732 

Waahburn, Mrs. Maiy B.. 723 

Washburn, Mrs. Mar; J . . . 874 

Washburn, Dr. Xahum... 6fl8 

'Wasbbum, Nathan 190 

Washburn, Thomas J 597 

Watemmn Family 1223 

Waterman, Fred E I2B4 

Watkins, Miss Emma E . . . 235 

Watkins Family 284 

"Watkins, William 284 

Watson, Benjamin M 928 

Watson Family 927 

Watson, Thomas R B28 

Weeks, Mrs. Andrew G 207 

Weeks Family 1679 

Weeks, Ca.pt. William 1679 

Weeks, William J., M. D. . 1680 

Wellington Family 856 

Wellington, Dr. James L.. 8S6 

Weston Families. 460, 946 

Weston, Lon 946 

"Wetberell Family 1269 

Wetharell, Orin B 1270 

Weiel, Mrs. Helen A 1048 

Weiel, Henry 1047 

Wheeler, Mrs. Ada. W 1085 

Wheelock Family 890 

Whipple Families 249, 1338 

Whipple, Col. John J 249 

White, Andrew M. W., M.D. 082 

White, Charles P 372 

White, Dr. Charles W 961 

White, Mr». Eliza, C B63 

Whit« Families 

100, 370, 890, Oei 

White, Francis E 890 

"White, Hod. Jonathan 100 

White, Mrs. Margaret T. . . 372 

Whiting, Edward B 944 

Whiting Family 943 

Whiting, Miss Suaan A..'. 844 



INDEX 

Whitman Family 220 

Whitoan, William E 222 

Whitman, William P 220 

Whitmarsh, Ezra S 1134 

Whitmarsh Families 

1134, II8S, 1S37 
Whilmarsh, Frederic P.... 1188 

Whitmarsh, Irving F 1537 

Whitney, Amasa 378 

Whitney, Miss Emma M. . . 378 

Whitney Family 376 

Wilbar, Charles A 1090 

Wilbar (Wilbor, Wilbur) 

Families 1090, 1272, 1400 

Wilbor, Alfred G 1400 

Wilbor (Wilbur) Families 

744, 1272. 1400 

Wilbor, Mrs, Louise A 1402 

Wilbur, Daniel 1273 

Wilbur {Wilbor, Wilbar) 

Families 1090, 1272, 1400 

Wilbur, George E 744 

Wilcox, Benjamin 1082 

Wilcoi Families 479, 1080 

Wilcox, Mies Susan A 1440 

Wilcoi, Thomas 4S0 

Wilcox, Thomas B 1080 

Wilkinson Family 262 

Wilkinson, Samuei W 1259 

Williams, Mrs. Adelaide N. 

104, 585 

Williams Families 662, 1592 

Williams, George B 586 

Williams, Joseph 1592 

Williams, Mrs.JosephiueT. 144S 

Williams, Lewis '. 685 

Williams, Mrs. Mary Hor- 

ton 919 

Williams, Miss Sarah B.. 587 

Willis, Arthur H 964 

Willis, Charles E 1737 

Willis, Edward M 1736 

Willis Families.. 963, 1139, 1736 

Willie, Capt. James M 1130 

Willis, Nathan E 064 

WUlis, William H 1735 

Willfrton, Charles H 1714 



Williston Family 1713 

Wilmarth Famify 1129 

Wilmarth, WaUam D 1130 

Wing, Chaflea F 1239 

Wing Families 1095, 1238 

Winelow, Capt. Albert 1Z8B 

Winslow, Miss Betsey B... 1112 

Winslow Familiee 

364, 1111, 1288 

Winelow, Mies Hope 1289 

Winslow, Hwlaon 1113 

Winslow, William B 1111 

Winsor, Miss Ellen A 600 

Winsor Family 542 

Winsor, Walter P 544 

Winstauley, Emanuel 1632 

Winstanley Family 1632 

Winstanley, James H 1632 

Winstanl^, Miss Lizzie B. 1632 

Winter, Everett H 599 

Winter Family 597 

Winter, Sanford 597 

Wood Families 846, 115T 

Wood, George S 846 

Wood, Nathan M 1157 

Woodard, Horace F 623 

Wordell, Mrs. Elizabeth D. 992 

Wordell Families 

1152, 1468, 1653 

Wordell, Marcus M 1152 

Wordell, Rodney D 1469 

Wordell, Rufua E 991 

Wright, Augustus H 95 

Wright, Barzillai E 1605 

Wright, Edmund 95 

Wright, Ellery C 1607 

Wright, Elwin T 685 

Wright Families. . -.02, 686, 1606 
Wright, Rev. Horace W. . . B6 

Wright, Mrs. Jane B 96 

Wright, Mrs. Pamelia K.. 96 
Wright, Theodore F 84 

Young, John M 1693 

Zuill Plamily 1608 

Zuill, Robert W 1M8 



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|IC£. The Sice family of Rock- 
land is now repreeented there 
by that venerable 'citizen 
Deacon John A. Bice and his 
brother Col. Charles L, Hice, 
who in partnership and indi- 
vidually have long been among 
the leading business men of the 
town, the latter still active as head of tlie fur- 
niture house of C. L. Rice & Son. Both have 
been useful in the community to an unusual 
degree, doing their full share in advancing the 
interests of the town with unselfish and disin- 
terested zeal, giving time and influence to serve 
their fellow men and ever upholding the honor 
of their own name by honorable and serviceable 
careers. They are descendants in the aeveuth- 
generation from the emigrant ancestor of this 
line, Edmund Hice. 

(I) Edmund Rice, bom in 1594, in Birk- 
hampetead, England, was a proprietor and 
selectman in Sudbury in 1639. He probably 
-came to New England in 1638. He had a 
house lot on Old Main street near Mill brook. 
He was one of the first to build in the village 
plot now Wayland. He built a second house 
in the south part of the town. He received 
Ms share in the river meadows divided in 
September, 1639, and in the following apring 
and fall; and he shared in all the various 
divisions of uplands and common lands, receiv- 
ing alt(^ther 247 acres ; he was active in buy- 
ing and selling land and property. He was a 
prominent citizen, selectman in 1639, 1644, 
and later at various times; was deacon after 
1648 ; was deputy to the General Conrt, 1654- 
56. He was one of the petitioners for Uarl- 
Iraro, and received a honse and lot, and moved 
there in 1660. He married (first) in England 
Tamazin, who died June 13, 1654, and {sec- 
ond) March 1, 1655, Mercy (Heard) Brig- 



ham, widow of Thomas Brigham. He died 
May 3, 1663. His children, all bom to the 
first wife, were: Henry, bom' in 1616; Ed- 
ward, born in 1618; Thomas, bom probably 
in England; Matthew; Samuel; Joseph, bom 
in 1637; Lydia (married Hugh Drury) ; Ed- 
mund; Benjamin, bom May 31, 1640; Ruth 
(married S. Wells) ; Ann, and Mary. 

(II) Thomas Rice, bora 'probably in Eng- 
land, settled in Sudbury, and about 1664 
moved to the adjacent town of Marlboro. He 
died Nov, 16, 1681, and his will was proved 
April 4, 1682. The will of his widow, Mary, 
was proved April 11, 1716. His family was 
remarkable for the longevity of his children, 
they being: Grace, who died in Sudbury Jan. 
3, 1653-54; Thomas, born June 30, 1654; 
Mary, bora Sept. 4, 1656 (married Josiah 
White) ; Peter, bora Oct. 24, 1658 (married 
Rebecca How) ; Nathaniel, bora Jan. 3, 1660; 
Sarah, bom Jan. 15, 1663; Ephraim, bom 
April 15, 1665 (married Hannah Livemnore) ; 
Gershom, bom May 9, 1667 (married Eliza- 
beth Haynes) ; James, born March 6, 1669 
(married Sarah Stone) ; Frances, bora Feb. 
3, 1670-71 (married Benjamin Allen) ; Jonas, 
bora March 6. 1672-73 (married Mary 
Stone) ; Grace, bora Jan. 15, 1675 (married 
Nathaniel Moore) ; and Elisha, born Dec. 11, 
1679. 

(III) Elisha Rice, born Dec. 11, 1679, mar- 
ried Feb. 10, 1707-08, Elizabeth Wheeler, and 
lived in Sudbury. He had a thirty-acre grant 
of land in 1718 in Worcester and was a 
proprietor there in 1719; the birth of his fifth 
child was recorded in Worcester. He returned 
to Sudbury, where he died intestate in 1761. 
His children were: Elialrim, bora Feb. 27, 
1709, who married Mehetabel Tjivermore 
Elisha, bora March 2, 1711, who died young 
Elisha (2). born Nov. 3, 1713; Julia, born 



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March 20, 1716; Silas, born Nov. 7, 1719, phoDGo Rice had children as follows: John A.^ 

who married Uopia Brougliton; Elijah, bora bom Jan. 29, 1830, is mentioned below; Mair 

March 5, 1722, who married Huldah KeyeB; M., born Sept. 28, 1831, married Elijah 

and Zebulon. Btanchard; Louiee C, born Jan. 3, 1833, mar- 

(IV) Zebulon Rice, born Jan. 5, 1725, in ried Wheelock Hatch, and died at Fort AtMn- 
Sudbury, Maas., married Dec. 7, 1749, Suean- son. Wis., in 1872; Lovina, bora Not. 9, 1834, 
na Allen, born in 1738. Mr. Rice settled first married Thomas W. Putnam and resides in 
in Lancaster, and resided afterward in Boyl- Worcester, Mass. ; Hannah S., born Feb. 18,. 
eton. He died I>ec. 26, 1799. His widow died 1836, married Isaac Alden (she died July 8, 
Dee. 17, 183;}, in her ninety-second year. 1908, in Mioneapolis) ; Carrie C, bom Dec. 
Their children were: Joaiah, bora in 1750, 13, 1839, married Charles H. Woods, and died 
died in 1756; Zebulon, born in 1753, died in Nov. 13, 1908, in South Sudbury, Mass.; 
1756; Jonas, born in 175i, married Zilplia Charles L. was born Dec. 31, 1841; George* 
Townsend; Eliakim, bora in 1756, married E. was born Dec. 10, 1843; M. Eugene, bora 
Hannah Kendall; Reuben, born in 1757, mar- May 22, 1847, married Adele Jackson. 

ried Sarah Metcalf; Susanna, born March 23, (VII) John A. Rice, son of.Alphonso and 
1759, married Jonathan Lamson; Elisha, Mary (Cardell) Rice, was bora Jan. 29, 1830, 
born in 1760, married Eunice Farrar; Mary, in Northfield, Vt. He was reared on B farm, 
born in January, 1763, married Stephen Ran- and, not unlike fanners' sons in general, 
dal!, Jr.; John, bora in 1763, died young; worked on the farm in season and attended the- 
Luke, born in 1764, married Hannah Knowl- neighborhood school in winters. At seventeen 
ton; Stephen was bornin 1765; Simeon, born years of age he began teaching school himself,. 
in 1766, died in 1767; Joseph was born in an example which was subsequently followed 
August, 1768; Benjamin, born in January, by hie younger brothers and sisters. This 
1770, married Lydia Robinson; David, horn vocation he followed for four winters in his 
in 1773, married in 1795 Betsey Baker; native State and later at Avon and Randolph,. 
Betsey, born June 3, 1774, married Ezekiel in Massachusetts, two winters. When twenty- 
Rice; Dolly, born June 5, 1776, married John one he went West, and there for several years 
Babcock. was variously occupied. Returning to the- 

(V) Stephen Rice, born Dec. 31, 1765, mar- East, he was for a time in the employ of hi^ 
ried in 1793 Matilda Allen (n cousin of Ethan kinsman at what is now Avon, Mass., his 
Allen). He removed to the State of Vermont, brother-in-law, Elijah Blanchard, being post- 
settling in Salisbury. In old age he went to master of the place, and as well carrying on 
Wisconsin, and lived with his son, Stephen, a general country store. His next experience. 
He died at Fort Atkinson, Wis., aged ninety- wliich proved the real starting point to his 
seven years, and his wife at the age of ninety- successful career, was as an assistant to the- 
five years. He had two sons and four daugh- proprietor, Nahum Moore, of a dry goods and 
ters. furniture business in the town of East Abing- 

(VI) Alphonso Rice, son of Stephen and ton (now Rockland), Mass. Mr. Moore was 
Matilda (Allen) Rice, born March 8, 1796, at then a busy man, legislator, etc., and needed 
Hartland, Yt., grew to manhood there and someone upon whom he could depend, and it 
was engaged in farmiBg. He lived for a time was soon proved that he had found that man 
in Northfield, Vt., where lie learaed the in the person of young Kice, in whom he waft 
clothier or cloth dresser's trade with Judge quick to see the qualities required. One year 
Faine, who was one of the pioneer manuf ac- later found Mr. Rice a partner of his employer 
turers of Vermont, of which State his son was in the business. Soon thereafter the junior 
later governor. I>ater he was engaged in busi- member of the firm of Moore & Rice, in asso- 
ness for himself in connection with the dress- ciation with a Boston man, purchased Mr. 
ing of cloth until 1840, when he removed to Moore's interest in the business and for two 
Brookfield, Vt., where he purchased a farm, years they carried it on under the name of 
and continued in agricultural pursuits. He Rice & Eldridge. 

spent his later life in Wisconsin, locating at The next move of Mr. Rice was farsighted 

Fort Atkinson, where he lived retired, and and proved one in which he greatly profited, 

died Aug. 11, 1874, at Brooklyn, Iowa. At Early in the Civil war he went West, taking 

Warren, Vt., he married Mary Cardell, who from Boston and New York a stock of goods 

was bom Dec. 13. 1806, daughter of John for business at St. Joseph, Mo. He found the 

Cardell, a native of Whitehall, N. Y., who people of that place and vicinity about equally 

had settled in ^Varren. Mr. and Mrs. Al- divided in sympathy *ith the North and' 



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South, and those in sympathj with the South (1898-1900) in Vanderbilt University, Nash- 

rather eager to get rid of the government ville, Tenn., and wae professor of Greek in Ohio 

"greenbacks," hence it wae a good place in one Wesiejaii University, 1908-06. He is now at 

respect for profitable business. After the war, home, looking after hie father's interests and 

returning to Vermont, he bought the old home devoting considerable time to music. He 10 

farm and took up his residence there. A year unmarried. 

later, however, he was "on the go" again, at (Vllj Chaei-es L. Rice, son of Alphonso 
the end of this period again going to Rock- and Mary (Cardell) Bice, wae born Dec. 31, 
land, where he resumed his old business. He 1841, in Brookfield, Vt. His father, a plain 
was soon burned out, but undaunted by this New England farmer, but of good hard sense 
misfortune he continued business in a tem- and practical, so reared his sons, and Charlea 
porary location until a new building was after the age of twelve years aaeisted, in the 
erected. His brother Charles L. coming back farm work in season and attended the neigh- 
frora the war, the two became partners in the borhood school in winters, furthering his 
business, conducting it together for a short studies later at Barre Academy. Then, fol- 
period, when it was deemed advisable to divide lowing the example of his older brothers and 
it, John A. retaining the original dry goods sisters, he himseli taught school for a period, 
department, and Charles L. taking the fumi- In August, 1863, the Civil war being then on 
ture line, SufGce it to say that both prospered in great reality, he could no longer withstand 
and achieved success therein. John A. con- the call of his country, and though hardly 
tinned in busincee many years, retirii^ from more than a boy enlisted in the 10th Regi- 
active participation in about 1903, He was ment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. His mui- 
the pioneer in the town in the move of early tary service was one long and honorable and 
closing of the stores. most creditable, for he was made of that stufi 
The political affiliations of Mr. Rice have — possessed the type of manhood, those ctuali- 
been with the Republican party, he also believ- ties — ^that took but the opportunity to bring 
ing in Prohibition and abstinence from the use out, and rose step by step from the ranks. On 
of tobacco, etc. He has long been a consistent, Oct. 27, 1863, young Rice was commissioned a 
strong, earnest and useful member of the Con- captain and assigned to Company K, 7th Regi- 
gregational Church of his community, serving ment of United States Colored Troops. He 
it for tliirty-five years as deacon. One has so served until March 4, 1864, when he was 
only to read between the lines to judge of the ordered to Hilton Head, S. C, thence to Jack- 
value of puch a man as is Deacon Rice to the sonville, Fla., which point he reached about 
community in which his life is being lived. the close of the month. Here he was pros- 
On May 30, 1857, Mr. Rice married Sarah trated by an attack of rheumatic fever, from 
S. Soule, who was bom in Rockland, daughter which he did not recover until the following 
of Josiah and Sophronia (Jenkins) Soule. October. Meanwhile his regiment was trans- 
She died in Rockland June 11, 1905, and is ferred to the State of Virginia, where he 
buried there. Mrs. Rice was a member of the joined it after an enforced absence of three 
CongrcKationa) Church, a woman ot fine months. He was then shortly thereafter de- 
Christian character. She was the mother of tailed with his company provost guard of the 
five children: John Willard, bom May 7, 1860, headquarters of Major General Weitzel. Some 
who died in 1864; Edward Lawrence, bom months thereafter he was appointed acting 
March 39, 1866, who died in infancy; John assistant inspector general, 1st Brigade, 2d 
Wesley, bom June 31, 1868; Frederick F., Division, 25th Army Corps, and in the spring 
bora Nov. 19, 1870; and Lester H., born Dec. of 1865 his, division was ordered to join the 
31, 1871. Army of the Potomac, and was present at the 
(VIII) John Wesley Rice, son of John A. surrender of Lee at Appomattox. On May 24th 
Bice, born June 21, I861S, graduated from the following" they were ordered to Texas, and in 
Rockland high school in 1885, and two years- June he was detailed acting assistant inspector 
later from the Boston Latin School. In 1891 general of the sub-district of Victoria, and in 
he was graduated from Harvard, and spent the February, 1866, detailed with the same rank 
next year abroad in travel and study. In 1898 to the central district of Texas, with head- 
he was awarded the degree of doctor of phil- quarters at San Antonio, the last months serv- 
osophy by Harvard Unirereity, having pre- ing on the staff of Major General Heintzel- 
viously received the degree of B. D. from man. On Oct. 13th of that year the command 
Yale in 1895 and from Harvard in 1897. Mr. was moved east to Baltimore and there mus- 
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been breveted major and lieutenant colonel of it celebrated its twenty-fifth anniverEarj, April 

voiunteers for meritorious service. 30, 1909, that it has had the distinction of , 

Keturnine to New England Colonel Rice having a longer continuous exiatence than 

soon located in the town of Rockland, where any other similar organization in the State. 

in 1866 he joined his brother John A. Rice in The silver anniversary celebration, a banquet 

a business partnership carried on under the at the opera house, was the occasion of ttie 

firm style of J. A. & C. L. Rice, as dealers in moat notable gathering in the history of the 

dry goods and similar lines. In 1870 a furai- town. There were more than five hundred 

ture department was added to the business, present, Governor Draper being the guest of 

They gave such attention to their business, and honor, and members of the Ueneral Court and 

80 managed their affairs, that they were highly representatives of the leading business and 

prospered. The business so grew that two social organizations of the State were included 

years -later, in 18?2, it was deemed expedient in the number. Colonel Rice, as historian of 

to separate the two branches, John A. holding the club, was called upon for an historical 

the original dry goods line, and Charles L. sketch, the greater part of which we quote, as 

the furniture and carpet department. To this showing the important work done by an or- 

the latter added in 1874 an undertaking de- ganization in which he has been interested, 

partment, establishing some eight years subse- heart and soul, from its infancy. That hie 

quently a branch house in South Weymouth, judgment in regard to its importance to the 

which, however, was discontinued on the ad- town was not at fault may be gathered from 

vent of the electric cars. In 1887 he bought a perusal. 

the stock of E. V, Morgan & Co. in the Pavgon "As the first president of the Rockland 
block and continued the place for three years Commercial Club, I have been asked to give 
as a branch store. The Plioenix block quarters you a historical sketch on this, its twenty-fifth 
seemed ample enough for the business until anniversary. I adopted Rockland as my hope 
the middle eighties, when it was found neces- forty-three years ago. At that time in three 
' sary to add buildings in the rear on Park fourths of a mile of the most thickly settled 
atr^t. Several years later an upholstery de- part of the town, the houses and vacant lots 
partment was added and especial quarters were were enclosed or separated from the street by 
fitted up for it on Park street, which are still the old-fashioned straight-rail fence. 
' in use. In 1890 Colonel Rice moved his busi- "Ten years before the organization of this 
ness to the Gladstone block, which was built club I procured a copy of the by-laws of the 
especially for him, he designing the general Brockton Board of Trade and made an effort 
plan of the building. At this time C. E. Rice, to interest our citizens in forming a similar 
his son. entered the business, since which time organization in Rockland. Not being success- 
it has been conducted under the firm style of ful in creating the enthusiasm I had expected, 
C. L. Rice & Son- This extensive business the matter was dropped until a literary club, 
under the management of Colonel Rice and composed of Judee Kelley, J. S. Smith, J, B. 
his son, with the vim, enterprise and ambition Poole, C. Burleigh Collins, Lawrence Donovan 
that youth ever inspire, has steadily advanced, and others, was convinced that there was need 
until to-day it is second to none of the retail of something beside literary work, and they 
establishments of Rockland. invited half a dozen or more of us to meet 

Colonel Rice has ever taken a great interest with them at the Sherman House. After a 

in all movements tending to the advancement banquet and a brief discussion of the matter, 

of Rockland and for the welfare of its people, a temporary business organization was effected, 

Enterprising and progressive, he has been es- with myself as president, and the literary ot- 

pecially interested in everything that would ganization passed out of existence, 
tend to increase the irhportance of the place "It was urged that Commercial Club might 

as a business center. He was one of the prime he considered the more democratic name, and 

movers in the organizing of the Rockland_ that all classes wouRl be more likely to join 

Commercial Club. He bad for years seen the" than if it were ealled'a Board of Trade. We 

benefit of such an organization to the place spent some days in soliciting members and 

and kept zealously agitating the same until then formed a permanent organization with 

he won out, and when his object was effected between sixty and seventy charter membera. 
he was chosen the first executive officer of the "At the first meeting after organizing, a 

club, sustaining this relation for several years, committee was chosen to present the question 

Some idea of the success of this organization of a better water supply for the town. At 

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Abiogton, North Abiugton, WMtmao and 
Weymouth to contiDue the diBCUSsion with us. 
A committee wae choseo to petition the select- 
men to call a town meeting to consider tlie 
matter. The agitation was continued in the 
clnb and by the townspeople until early in 
1886, when Rockland and Abington united 
and vot«d to establish the present system of 
taking water from Big Sandy Pond. Tbia 
partially detailed account of our Work in in- 
troducing into ovr town one of the purest 
water supplies in the State indicates how we 
brought about many other things that I will 
only mention as having been accomplished. 

"In September, 1884, at a special meeting, 
it was voted to raise $4,000 for building a 
factory and establishing the businCEe of tack 
manufacturing, the money to be refunded at 
a specified time, which was done. 

"On Feb. 24, 1885, the town meeting war- 
rant was first discussed by the club, and the 
last one was considered in February, 1909. 

"Through the efforts of the club, 81,000 was 
contributed as an inducement <or the Rubber 
Goring Company to purchase the old skating 
rink and establish its business there. 

"The movement to establish a national bank 
met with a ready response, individuals sub- 
Bcribing the amount of capital stock required. 
"A movement for a fund for a soldiers' 
memorial resulted in raising about $3,000 
within a short time, for which much credit is 
due Judge Kelley. 

'In 1887 the amount of stock asked for to 
enable a company to establish a gas plant was 
subscribed, but a move to form an Electric 
Light Company in Abington and Rockland 
led to the giving up of the gas plant and the 
establishing of the present electric light and 
power plant. 

"In 1889, $1,500 was raised by subscription 
to induce B. A. Burrell to transfer his shoe 
business to Rockland, which he did. 

"Discossing the matter of public buildings, 
the club expressed itself by vote, as the sense 
of the meeting, that the Rockland Savings 
Bank build a brick block, which was done in 
1891. 

"In 1891 Rockland and Abington, after 
much discussion of electric roads, decided upon 
nearly the present system. Early in the fol- 
lowing year. Judge Kelley assured us that an 
electric street railway would be a reality by 
fall. During the same year $20,500 was raised 
by subscription to build a plant for Chipman 
& Calley. The factory is now occupied by Rice 
& Hutchins, who have made several additions 
to the original building. 



"In July, 1894, the club carried out plans 
for an extensive trades display. 

"In 1896, a new school house was discussed, 
and a little later the high school building at 
Howard and Church streets was built. 

"After Miss Angela W. Collins got the 
promise of $12,000 from tlie Carnegie fund for 
a new library building, the question of com- 
bining the memorial funds was discussed, and 
it continued to be an interesting subject until 
the present building was decided upon. 

"1904, the subject of a new depot was again 
taken up and continued by a good working 
committee on transportation until we were 
provided with our present commodious quar- 
ters. We are glad to recognize Vice President 
and General Manager Byrnes, who is with us 
to-night, as entitled to our best thanks for this 
work in giving it to us, 

"We used our influence in inducing the 
Fred Thompson Blacking Company to trans- 
fer its business from Boston to its present 
plant on Grove street. 

"In 1905, the Emerson Shoe Company of 
Brockton was influenced to locate in Rockland. 
In this case President A. W. Donovan seemed 
to be a committee of one who managed the 
undertaking. 

"Through the influence of the club, a gas 
company has been organized to supply the 
towns of Rockland, Abington, Whitman and 
Weymouth. It is expected that the plant will 
be located in Rockland. 

"Savings bank, life insurance and the in- 
spection of electric wires have been discussed 
the past year. The club has recently instruct- 
ed the committee on new business to consider 
ways and means for building a modem shoe 
factory. The transportation committee has 
helped in arranging for trains, local freight, 
etc. The question of exterminating the gypsy 
and brown-tail moths has been considered at 
length. There has also been a vast amount of 
work and discussion on other matters, from 
which we expect fruitage in the future." 

Colonel Rice has long been an active mem- 
ber of the Congregational Church at Rock- 
land; served some twenty-five and more years 
as chairman of the board of trustees of the 
church ; and for a quarter of a century and 
more has taught one class in the Sunday 
school. When the church edifice was destroyed 
by fire, in July, 1890, he rendered valuable 
service in securing the erection of another 
house of worship, and was chosen chairman of 
the building committee, and in this new edi- 
fice is seen the result of his zeal, energy, busi- 
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is a most admirable Bpecimeo of the modern 
church edifice, upon which was expended but 
little lesa than $40,000. 

Colonel Rice has filled a wide sphere of use- 
fnlneBs in his community. He is greatly es- 
teemed as a citizen of •worth, an honorable 
business man and whole-souled Christian gen- 
tleman. His political afiiliations have been 
with the Republican party. He is a promi- 
nent figure in the Grand Army of tiie Repub- 
lic, having been a charter member and active 
in organizing Hartsuff Post, No. 74, of Rock- 
land, of which he was the first commander 
and in which he has filled other positions. He 
is also a member of John Cutler Lodge, A. F. 
& A. M., at Abington. 

On Nov. 7, 1865, Colonel Rice was mar- 
ried to Hattie E. Perry, a native of Lanchester, 
N. H., daughter of Rev. David Perry, an able 
divine and worthy man, who accepted a charge 
when threescore and ten years of age, and died 
literally "in the harness at seventy -three, in 
Falmouth, Mass. Seven children were bom 
to Colonel and Mrs. Rice, viz. : Julia Perry, 
bom March 20, 1867, married George W. 
Wakefield and resides in Minneapolis, Minn. ; 
Clarence E, was bom Aug. 4, 1869; David 
Perry was bom Sept. 36, 1871 ; Mary L., bom 
Sept. 3, 1873, married Frank A. Sheldon and 
resides in Rockland ; Cora Hodges, bom April 
11, 1876, married Percy "E. Mann and resides 
in New York; Hattie Adele, bom Sept. 9, 
1878, married Perry L. Burrell, of Rockland; 
Charles LaForest was bom Nov. 13, 1879. 

(Vlllt Clarence E. Rice, son and partner 
of Col. Charles L. Bice, was bom in Rockland, 
then' East Abington, Aug. 4, 1869, and edu- 
cated in the public schools there, graduating 
from the high school in 1888. He then took a 
commercial course at the business college oi 
Bryant & Stratton, in Boston, graduating 
from that institution in 1889, after which he 
■ entered tlie employ of his father, with whom 
he continued as an employee until 1900, when 
he became a member of the firm. He is gen- 
eral manager and has displayed distinctive 
ability. Like his father he is identified with 
many interests outside of business which go 
to make up the life of the community. He is 
a member of the I. 0. 0. F. at Rockland and 
of the Encampment, is a prominent member 
of the Commercial Club, of which he is treas- 
urer, and has taken a hand in municipal 
politics as a member of the Republican town 
committee for several years. He is a member 
of the Congregational Church, and has long 
been prominent in the Sunday school as a 
teacher; for four years he was superintendent. 



On April 12, 1892, Mr. Rice married Sarah 
E. Tolman, daughter of Charles Tolman, of 
Hanover, Mass., and they have had five chil- 
dren, bom as follows: Thornton Perry, bom 
Oct. 17, 1893 (died Aug. 27, 1895); Louise 
Tolman, June 6, 1896; Miriam Perir, Jan. 
30, 1903; Elizabeth, May 8, 1906: Eleanor 
Winston, May 20, 1909. 

(VIII) David Perry Rice, son of Col. 
Charles L. Rice, bom Sept. 26, 1871, was 
reared at Rockland and received his early edu- 
cation there in the public schools, graduating 
from the high school. Going to Minneapolis, 
Minn., he attended the Minnesota University, 
and on his return to New England entered the 
Hartford Theological Seminary, later finish- 
ing his course at Yale University. He 
preached for a short time, but soon took up 
the stndy of law, entering the Boston Law 
School, from which he was graduated. After 
practicing for a time in Rockland he went 
West in 1907, and is now in that section, 
devoting himself to legal practice, in Seattle, 
Wash. He is unmarried. 

(VIII) Charles LaForest Rice, youngest son 
of Col. Charles L. Rice, was born Nov. 13, 
1879, and received his education in the public 
and high schoois of Rockland. He is un- 
married and is engaged as a salesman in New • 
York. 

BAKER (Fall River family). The FaU 
River family bearing the name of Baker, tiie 
head of which is Deacon Charles A. Baker, 
the South Main street druggist of fifty and 
more years' standing, whose reputation in bnsi- 
ness and citizenship is most favorably known 
to Fall River and vicinity and whose son is the 
present Charles Lewis Baker, Esq., of Fall 
River, is a branch of the earlier Connecticut 
Baker family whose seat was at Norwich, then 
for over a century in tlie village and town of 
StafEord Springs. 

John and Henry Church Baker, brothers, 
of Norwich, Conn., sons of John Baker and 
grandsons of John Baker of Norwich, Conn., 
who was a soldier in the American army dur- 
ing the Revolution, were the forerunners of the 
family at Stafford Springs in that same State, 
John establishing there in 1808 the present 
general establishment of G. H. Baker & Co. 
John was succeeded in 1 815 by Henry C. Baker, 
and he in turn, in 1852, by Gilbert H., and 
in 1818 the business passed into the hands of 
Frank H. and Gilbert S. Baker, who have since 
carried it on. 

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Eiver, Deacon Charles A. Baker. The family in 1858. Here he opened a drug store at No. 

history and genealogy followe. 67 South Main street, and here he continued 

John Baker, bom Sept. 8, 1756, died Oct. doing business uutii February, 1911, when he 

28, l'i95, in Stafford. He was a shipbuilder retired. It goes without saying that a man of 

and followed his trade at Norwich. He mar- Mr. Baker's close .attention to business, one 

ried Hannah Church, who was bom ^ept. 13, of his careful management, enterprise and busi- 

1757, and died Oct. 2, 1835. Their children ness foresight, was not in business at that ohe 

■were: John, bora May 19, 1779; William, point all of those fifty-three years for naught, 

bom May 6, 1781; Hannah, bom Nov. 25, He is one of the substantial men of Fall River. 

1783; Jacob, bom Dec. 17, 1785; Anna Fitch, And to his credit be it said that his store for 

bom Sept. 14, 1790 ; Henry Church, bom Sept. general business was always closed on Sundays, 

11, 1792 ; Jacob (2), bom Sept. 15, 1794. Mr. Baker was one of the first members of 

Henry Church BtJter, son of John, was bom the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy at Bos- 
Sept. 11, 1792, and he died Sept. 21, 1851. ton. He has ever taken a deep interest in 
On Not. 28, 181g, he married Eunice Kings- church and Sunday school work. He has for 
ley, who was bora Dec. 10, 1796, and died years been a deacon in the Central Congrega- 
Dec. 22, 1879. To this onion came eight chil- tional Church at Fall River, 
•dren: William Kingsley, bom Sept. 25, 1817, In November, 1857, Mr. Baker married Me- 
-died in May, 1897, was a prominent manu- lissa D. Harding, of Boston, who died March 
facti^er in SpringiSeld, Mass.; tiiree sons, 16,1911. To them came two children : Mary 
bom, respectively, April 15, 1819, M^ 28, A. and Charles Lewis. 

1820, and June 2, 1822, died in infancy; Henry Ciiahles Levtis Baker, son of Charles A. 

■Clinton, bom July 14, 1823, died Feb. 17, and Melissa D. (Harding), was bora Aug. 22, 

1841 ; Gilbert Huntington, bora Nov. 27, 1826, 1862, in Fall River, Mass. He was reared in 

^ied July 25, 1887; Alpheus Eugene, bom his native city, and there attended the public 

April 3, 1830, died April 14, 1840; and and high schools, being prepared for college 

Charles Andrew, bom Feb. 17, 1833, is men- in the latter. Entering Brown University, he 

iioned in full below. The mother of this was graduated therefrom in 1884, with the 

family was a daughter of Alpheiis Kingsley, of degree of A. B., and in 1887 his alma mater 

the town of Franklin, Conn., who died in 1850, conferred upon him the degree of A. M. Hav- 

at the age of eighty years. He was of English ing decided on the law as a calling in life he 

origin, his <aDcestors having come from Eng- passed two years in preparing for it at the 

land to this country and with others settled in Boston Law School, and after completing the 

■the town of Norwich, New London Co., Con- course of studythere was admitted to the Bris- 

necticut. tol bar at New Bedford, Mass., in June, 1888. 

Chables a. Baker, son of Henry Church Since then he has been actively engaged in the 
and Eunice (Kingsley) Baker, was born Feb. practice of law at Fall River, as senior member 
17, 1833, at Stafford Springs, Conn. He ac- of the firm of Baker & Thurston. He is a mem- 
quired his education in the public schools of hKr of the Fall River Bar Association. His 
liis native town and at the Monson (Mass.) religious connection is with the Central Con- 
Academy. His initiation to the dmg business gregational Church, 
■was in the drag department of the general 

store of C. H. Grant, at Stafford Springs. CORNELL (Fall River family). For two 

He remained with Mr. Grant two years, then hundred and fifty and more years have lived on 

went to Hartford and entered as drug clerk either side of the line separating the States of 

the establishment of John H. Pitkin, and after Rhode Island and Massachusetts in the Ports- 

a time ■went thence to Boston, where he entered mouth-Fall River-Tiverton region the posterity 

the employ of Joseph T. Brown, the vridely- of Thomas and Rebecca Cornell, he of Hert- 

known and successful druggist of that city, ford, England, Boston, Mass., and Portsmouth, 

Later on and in Boston Mr. Baker went into R. I., and for a time also at Throgg's Neck, in 

the dmg business on his own account, his the State of New York, Mr. Cornell is of 

store being located on Harrison avenue. He record at Boston as early as 1638, when, on the 

■did not believe in keeping his store open on 6th of September, he was licensed an ipnkeep- 

the Sabbath, which seemed to be necessary if er. He had land granted him in Portsmouth, 

he continued where he was, and owing to this R. I., in 1641, and in that same year was made 

and the state of his health he concluded to a freeman of the town. He was constable in 

JFO elsewhere, which resulted in his establishing 1641 and ensign in 1642 and 1664. For a time 

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again returned to PortBmouth. Id 1646 he Uary, botn June 8, 1728, vtio married Isaac 

was granted 100 acres of land at the further Gifford. 

Bide of the Wading river, Portsmouth, and in (V) Caleb Cornell, son of William, bom 

that same year, 1646, he had a grant of a tract March 24, 1716, married Dele, daughter of 

of land from the Dutch government of New Jonathan Gifford, and lived in Dartmouth. 

York, now in Westchester county. He was He died in 1756, and she Oct, 12, 1774. Their 

commisBioner in 1654, childrenwere: Gideon,bomFeb. 5,1746; Goved, 

(I) Thomas Cornell was bom in 1595 and bom May 27, 1748, who married Elizabeth 

died in 1655. HIh wife, whose maiden name Almy; Joseph; William ;Jerathmel, and Else. 

was Briggs, was born in 1600 and died in 1673. {VI) Gideon Cornell, son of Caleb, born 

From this couple the lineage and family bis- Feb. 5, 1746, married Elizabeth Tucker, and 

tory of the special Fall River Cornell family they were residents of Dartmouth, Mass. He 

it. is here the purpose to notice — that of Daniel died June 21, 1825, in Foster. She died Nov. 

Howland Cornell, Esq., long a leading business 12, 1809, aged sixty-five years. Their children 

man and substantial citizen of the Fall Biver were: Godfrey, bom Nov. 5, J7,71; Cory, bom 

region of Massachusetts — is through Thomas May 18, 1773; Pardon, born Sept. 17, 1774; 

(2), Stephen, William, Caleb, Gideon, Pardon Jerathmel; and Else, who married Adam Case, 

and Godfrey Cornell, which generations in this (VII) Pardon Cornell, son of Gideon, bom 

order and in detail follow. Sept. 17, 1774, married (first) Anna Case (?) 

(IT) Thomas Cornell (2), son of Thomas, and (second) Lydia, bom March 8, 1781, 
was twice married, the second time to Sarah daughter of John and Mercy ( ?) Wing. He 
Earle. He is of record at Portsmouth, R. I., died Jan. 3, 1859, and she passed away April 
in 1655, in March of which year he is styled 9, 1853. His children were: Phebe, horn Sept. 
Thomas Cornell, Jr., when with others he was 31, 1800, who married EUery Brownell; God- 
appointed to prize land and buildings. He was frey, born Nov. 4, 1802 ; Joseph W., bom Oct. 
granted land in 1657. He was several times 36, 1804; Mercy W., bo^n Jan. 29, 1807, who 
deputy to the General Assembly between 1664 married Charles Allen; Elizabeth, bom May 
and 1672, He was, with others, appointed to 29, 1812, who_ married William R. Stocum; 
audit accounts in the Colonies. His death oc- Lydia, born Dec. 6, 1813, who died unmarried ; 
curred May 23, 1673. It appears by the rec- Gideon, bom Dec. 6, 1815; and Alfred, born in 
ords that he left four sons by the first wife, 1821. 

and three children, daughters, by the second, (VIII) Godfrey Comell, son 6f Pardon, 

the sons being: Thomas, bora in 1657, who born Nov. 4, 1802, married (first) Feb. 23, 

married Susanna Lawton; Stephen, bom in 1825, Abigail, born 13th of 12th month, 1785, 

1656; and John, who married Hannah Smith daughter of Isaac and Mary (Smith?) How- 

(?), of Hempstead. land, he a descendant of Henry Howland 

(III) Stephen Comell, son of Thomas (3), through Zoeth, Benjamin, Isaac and Benjamin 
horn in 1656, in Portsmouth, R. I., married Howland. By this union there was one eon, 
Hannah, daughter of Hugh and Rebecc& Joshua, now deceased, who married Angeline 
(Handel) Mosber. Mr. Comell was admitted Wood, of Westport. He marned (second) 
a freeman in 1688. His children were: Wil- July 2, 1829, Thursy or Theresa Howland, 
Ham is mentioned below; Stephen married bom in March, 1810, daughter of Daniel and 
Ruth Pierce; Edward married Susanna Wil- Sarah (Wood) Howland, of Dartmouth, he 
cox; John married Sarah Sherman; Richard, a direct descendant of Henry Howland 
bom Jan. 28, 1701-02, married Content through Zoeth, Nicholas and Daniel Howland. 
Brownell ; Elizabeth married Richard Siseon ; The children of this union were : Daniel How- 
James married Abigail Tripp. land, bom Feb. 4, 1830; Pardon, bom Oct. 25, 

(IV> William Comell, son of Stephen, mar- 1831 ; Godfrey ; John W., born April 16, 1834, 

ried Mehetabel, bom July 22, 1684, daughter who was a whaling captain, and died in New 

of Thomas Fish. He died in 1755. Their Bedford; Abigail, who married William 

children were: Benjamin, bom Nov. 13, 1711; Macomber (both are deceased); Sarah, who 

George, bom Dec. 15, 1713 ; Caleb, bom March married Isaac Macomber ; Gideon, who resides 

34, 1716; Rebecca, bom March 9, 1718, who at Westport; Edwin, who makes his home at 

married Recompense Eirby; Joseph, bora Dec. Adamsville, R. I.; and Addie A., who married 

8, 1720, who married (first) Deborah Allen; Charles E. Kirby (deceased), and lives at 

Daniel, bom Sept, 17, 1727, who married Westport. 

Elizabeth Allen; Alse or Alice, bom March 14, (IX) Daniel Howland Cobkell, sod of 

1726, who married Peleg Gifford ; and Godfrey and Theresa (Howland) Cornell, was 



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bom Feb. 4, 1830, in Dartmouth, Mass., where 
his childhood was passed, the family removing 
to Westport when he was about six years of 
age. His father, being a man of afFairs and 
practical, saw that his son lost little time in 
idleness, as he believed that tbe road to success 
was along lines of close application. For years 
Daniel assisted his father in the farm work, 
and in 1854 went to New Bedford, where he 
and bis brother, Pardon Cornell, engaged in 
the wholesale meat businesB, in which they 
prospered from the start. This business they 
continued in until in January, 1876, when the 
partnership was dissolved and l:)aniel H. Cor- 
nell removed to Fall Kiver, Here he engaged 
in the wholesale meat business on bis own ac- 
count, taking his son William C. Cornell into 
business with him. The new firm prospered 
and extended its quarters from time to time 
until its establishment was known as one of the 
largest in the Fall River section. 

Betiring from the meat business in 1894, 
Mr. Cornell hag since occupied his time in real 
estate lines. A man of sterling worth and in- 
tegrity, he has been long held in high esteem 
by all who know him, and in business circles he 
has had the confidence of his associates. He 
is one of the beet known men in Fall Elver and 
is to-day perhaps one of the largest dealers in 
tenement house property in the city. He is a 
director of the Cornell, Arkwright and Davie 
Mills in Fall River. 

On March 31, 1853, Mr. Cornell was mar- 
ried to Abby A. Brownell, of Westport, Maes., 
who died Jan. 31, 1881. He married (second) 
Jan. 18, 1882, Emma C. Brownell, of Little 
Compton, B. I., a woman of culture and refine- 
ment, one vrho enjoys a larg^ circle of friends 
in and about Fall River. She ie the daughter 
of the late Ephraim W. and Sarah (Hickg) 
Brovrnell, she a daughter of Barney Hicks, a 
patriot and soldier of the Revolution — a man 
noted for his bravery and daring exploits on 
the high seas. Mrs. Sarah (Hicks) Brownell 
was a resident of Adamsville, R. I. ; she was a 
teacher during her younger life, and her mem- 
ory was enriched by the many changes she 
witnessed during her lifetime. Four children 
blessed Mr. Cornell's first marriage, namely; 
(1) William C, who died Sept. 28, 1891, mar- 
ried Alida T. Brownell, and they had four 
children: Frederick H., who is deceased; Ger-^ 
da P., deceased; Abby A., now the wife of Ed- 
ward B. Sanders, of Seekonk, Mass., who has 
children, Alida C. and Edward B., Jr. ; and 
Linwood B., of Portland, Ore. (8) Arthur D. 
married Phebe Borden and has two children, 
Lucy A. and Mary E. (3) Lester B. married 



Nellie P. Briggs and they have had two chil- 
dren, Elton D. (deceased) and Emma C. (4) 
Winifred M. married J. Bion Richards, and 
has two children, Gerda C. and Paul L. 

The family home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel 
H. Cornell is on South street. Fall River, Mas- 
sacbueetts. 

WILMARTH (Attleboro family). Among 
the early settlers of New England were a num- 
ber bearing the name of Wilmot or Wilmarth. 
According to Baylies, Thomas Wilmot was 
among the proprietors of the town of Reholiotb 
in 1645, but Bliss thinks he was not there so 
early as this. Mr. Wilmot is thought by Sav- 
age to have been the Thomas Wilmot of Brain- 
tree who was one of the petitioners for a grant 
of a plantation on lands of Pumham, 1645, that 
the Indian chief bad sold to Gorton and bis 
fellow believers. This Thomas Wilmot of Re- 
hoboth, 1645, was then marked senior, leaving 
it certain that a junior Tas there, and this 
junior was admitted in 1673, as townsman. 
Thomas, Jr., had children : Thomas, bom July 
7, 1675; Elizabeth, bom Sept. 1, 1676; Mary, 
bom Dec. 28, 1678; Mehetabel, bom March 4, 
1681 ; and Ann, bom Aug. 22, perhaps 1683. 

On the list of freemen of Eehoboth in 1658, 
appear the names of Thomas Wilmot, Sergt. 
Thomas Wilmarth and John and Jonathan 
Wilmouth. The names of John and Jonsthaa 
Wilmarth appear on tbe list of the proprietors 
and inhabitants of Rehoboth of February, 1689. 
Of these John married Feb. 6, 1671, Ruth Ken- 
drick, and Jonathan married Dec. 39, 1684, 
Esther, bom Jan. 7, 1658, daughter of John 
Peck and granddaughter of Joseph Peck, the 
emigrant ancestor who came from Hingham, 
England, to this country in 1638, stopping first 
at Hingham, Mass., thence removing to See- 
konk. 

The children of John and Ruth Wilmarth, 
all of Rehoboth town, record according to Ar- 
nold, were : Ruth, Mehetabel, ^ Nathaniel, 
Dorothy, Sarah, John, Mercy, Noah and 
Timothy. The children of Jonathan and Es- 
ther, all of Rehoboth town record, according to 
Arnold were : Esther, Rebecca, Daniel, Eliza- 
beth, Jonathan, Margaret, Stephen, Thomas, 
Nathan and Nathaniel. 

Another contemporaneous Wilmarth family 
of Rehoboth with those just named was that 
of Timothy. (a descendant of John and Ruth) 
and Mary, whose children were: Thomas, 
Elizabeth, Mary, Mehetabel, Anne, Thomas 
(2), Samuel and Abijah. Timothy removed to 
Rhode Island and became the founder of the 
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The town of Attleboro was formed in 1694 who thought much and formed opinions, one de- 

from Hehoboth, North Purchase territory, and cided and fixed in his opinions — just such a 

according to Daggett there went from Re- man as one ever knows where he stands, one 

hoboth to the new town about 1708 Thomas calculated to be of good service in his com- 

Wilmarth, a grandson of the first Thomas Wil- raunity — such surely was this man. Daniel 

mot of Behoboth. The Attleboro Thomas was Wilmarth was one of the substantial men of 

selectman much of the time for twenty-five Attleboro. While fixed in his opinions he was 

years through the latter first half of the eight- tolerant of the opinions of others and ever 

eenth century. He was first chosen for the courteous. His advice was often sought. Of 

Tear 1728. He held that office in 1739, 1730, a musical turn and ever interested in music, 

1731, 173a, 1733, 1735, 1736, 1737, 1738, he rendered assistance to the choir of the Sec- 

1739, 1740, 1744, 1745, 1746, 1747, 1748, ond Congregational Church, both in service 

1749, 1750 and 1751. He was town clerk in and money. 

1747. Thomas married Deborah Peck, and Mr. Wilmarth was bom Dee. 7, 1799, in the 

their children, all born between 1709 and 1728, town of Rehoboth. He was twice married, 

were: Thomas, Deborah, Elizabeth, Anne, marrying first Patty, daughter of Noah 

Ebenezer and Eliphalet. Three of the sons of Clafiin. His second wife was Susan, widow 

Jonathan Wilmarth of Rehoboth, namely, Jon- of Howard Mann of Wrentham, Mass. In 

athan, Nathan and Stephen, also settled in later life he removed from the farm to the 

Attleboro. The name there as in the town of Eaat Attleboro, where he died July 

old town, as well as in all that region 27, 1887, at the advanced age of eighty-seven 

of country, has been a common one and years, seven months and twenty days. 

the family a continuous one. The Wilmarth William Daniel Wilmarth, only son of 

family of this region, too, have played well their Daniel and Patty (Claflin) Wilmarth, was bom 

part in the development of the country and the July 10, 1837, on the farm where his boyhood's 

towns and cities that have sprung up here, youth and early manhood were passed. In 

The records show that the two Thomas Wil- 1864 he became associated in the coffin trim- 

marths were among the settlers of Rehoboth ming business with Dr. J. R. Bronson in Attle- 

who advanced money to aid in carrying on the boro, the latter having previously purchased the 

campaign against the Indians known as King business from another. These men carried the 

Philip's war; and Jonathan and Nathaniel business on together for four years, when Mr. 

Wilmarth were among those who took part in Wilmarth purchased his partner's interest and 

the Narragansett Expedition, 1675-76. The continued alone until the time of his death, 

family was well represented in the straggle for As a business man Mr. Wilmarth adhered to 

Independence and in the great Civil strife be- the principles which build patiently, steadily 

tween the North and South. and surely. He did business on the square. 

It was from this stock of Wilmarths that taking no stock in the complaint that the times 
sprang the inventor the late Seth Wilmarth, were such as to render it impossible to do busi- 
the Pawtucket machinist, who in the middle ness honestly without bankrupting one. He 
of the nineteenth century became master me- ever in his transactions cherished the welfare 
chanic of the Charlestown Navy yard and dur- of others. He was thoughtful of and geperous 
ing hia term of some twenty years service there to his employees. He was ever ready to lend 
made many valuable improvements in various a helping hand to the young men who were 
departments, the most important being the struggling hard to get along. A man of in- 
large ptaner'and the great lathe in the machine domitable energy and determination, with a 
shop, which were then the largest of their kind sound sagacious mind, of clear, careful judg- 
in the world, both bearing his name as inventor, ment, a man of scrupulous rectitude in his de- 
His various patents numbered about twen^. portment and, his dealings, he exercised a 
Lemuel Everett Wilmarth, the celebrated art- "powerful influence on the side of right and 
ist, was also born at Attleboro. public good." He was in tjuth and in earnest 

Attleboro, too, was the home of the late a public-spirited man. Very modest and un- 
Daniel Wilmarth, a descendant of Jonathan assuming, he never courted or desired public 
and Esther (Peck). His father was Jonathan, advancement, but instead was ever pushing 
his grandfather was Captain Moses. For a others forward. He was so quiet in his man- 
period he occupied the old Claflin homestead ners and ways, that his strong forcible per- 
on the road from East Attleboro to North Attle- sonality was hardly apparent. He did things, 
boro. He was a man whose make-up had in He was one of the most active men of the East 
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all public improvements. He w&s a prime of Hastings were owned by the family that 

mover and an energetic worker in obtaining adopted this surname as early as 911, before 

the water works there. He was urgent in ob- the Normans were in Gaul. The name is of 

taining improvements in the fire department, Danish origin. In one of the early incursions 

in having the streets properly curbed and made by the Danes upon that part of England 

lighted, and in advancing all matters of public and Scotland bordering upon the North sea, 

health and comfort. He was liberal in all a Danish chief made himself formidable to 

educational affairs and served as trustee of the Alfred the Great by landing a large body of 

Richardson School Fund. men upon the coast. Ue took posscBsion of a 

As a boy of seventeen Mr. Wilmarth began portion of Susses, and the castle and seaport 
playing the organ in church and not long after were held by the family from the crown for 
was in charge of the choir and for some twenty many generations, and when William the Con- 
years he was in full charge of the music at the queror landed in England, 1066, he found 
Second Congregational Church at Attleboro. tliem in possession. It is believed they settled 
He spared neither time nor money to make the here as early as 871 A. D. The family estab- 
music of the church worthy one of its size and lished' itself in nearly every county of Eng- 
influence. land. 

On May 5, ISSr, Mr. Wilmarth married S. (I) John Hastings (born in England), aged 

Josephine Mann, daughter of Howard and twenty-nine, and his wife Susanna, aged thir- 

Susan Ide Mann, of Wrentham, Mass. To ty-four, embarked at Ipswich, England, April 

them were bom several children. 10, 1634, in the shin "Elizabeth" for New 

Mr, Wilmarth died at his home in Attleboro, I'nffland. He settled in Watertown, Mass.; 

Mass., March 6, 1881. He had filled well the was admitted a freeman May 6, 1635. He 

duties of true manhood and loyal citizenship, was selectman from 1638 to 1643, and from 

and many were the expressions of the great 1650 to 1671; town clerk in 1671, 1677 and 

losa the community had sustained in his death. 1680; deputy to the General Court in 1673, 

Said one of his fellow-citizens, a man of large and long was deacon. After the death of his 

business e^iperience: "Mr, Wilmarth was one wife Susanna, Feb. 2, 1650, he married {sec- 

of the ablest business men with whom I was ond) in April, 1651, Margaret Cheney, daugh- 

acquainted." Said another: "No man could ter of William and Martha Cheney, of Rox- 

die here who would be more missed." bury. He died in 1685, aged eighty. His 

Among the resolutions passed after his de- children were: Thomas, born July 1, 1652, 

cease was the following by the trustees of the who died July 23, 1718; John, bom March 1, 

Kichardson School Fund : 1654; William, bom Aug. 8, 1655, who was 

„ , , ™ , ,, ... L. .. L „ 1 drowned in August, 1669; Joseph, bom Sept. 

Remlved, That the commumty m which be Iiv«d ,, hccw _i, j- ,i r\ t f icok. ■D„T,;»™i« 

has lost a neighbor just and conicientioua in all hi» p. 1657, who died Oct. 7, 1695; Benjamm, 

dealings with others— one who was active in pro- born Aug. 9, 1659, who died Dec. 18, 1711; 

moting the interest and proa|>erity of this villa^, and Nathaniel, bom Sept. 29, 1661, who died Dec. 

eapecially interested in Buataining its various inatitu- 25, 1694; Hepsibah. born Jan. 31, 1663; and 

tiomi and thuH we nioum the departure 01 an honor- ei i l ^ -ii i m icpc 'u j- j ;_ 

.bl, ^d worth), oil^r, «, .I.O will bi long rm..m- Samuel, bora March 12, 1665, who died m 

bered in the business circles of this town. 17S3. 

(II) John Hastings (2), son of Deacon 

ALTON B. HASTINGS, senior member of John, bora March 1, 1654, in Watertown, 
the firm of A. B. Hastings & Son, bakers and Mass., married in 1679 Abigail Hammond, 
confectioners of Brockton, Plymouth Co., born June 21, 1656, daughter of Lieut. John 
Mass., has proved to be a most enterprising and Abigail Hammond. In 1690 her father's 
business man during the more than twenty assessment was the largest in the town, and 
years of his residence in that place. He has she received from his estate what in those days 
built up a thriving trade, and has acquired was considered "quite a property." The home- 
other interests in Brockton and eleewhere, hav- stead of Mr. Hastings was in that part of 
ing placed himself in an independent position Watertown that became the town of Waltham. 
by his own efforts. He died March 28, 1717-18, aged sixty-four. 

Mr. Hastings is a native of Maine, bom She died April 7. 1717-18, aged sixty-three. 

March 21, 1857, in Thomaston. Knox county. Their children were: Abigail, bom Dec. 8, 

in which vicinity his grandfather settled. The 1679, married John Warren, of Weston; John, 

name Hasting or Hastings is one of the old- baptized Dec. 4, 1687. married (first) Susanna 

est of sumames; it is older than the Norman Bemis and (second) Jan. 8, 1706, Sarah 

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' tied Hopestill Mead ; HepBibah, baptized Dec. 
4, 1687, married (first) Nathaniel Shattuck 
and (second) Benjamin Steams; William vas 
baptized July 13, 1690; Samuel, bora in 1695, 
ia mentioned below; Thomas, bom Sept. 36, 
1697, married Sarah White; Joseph, baptized 
July 10, 1698, married (first) Lydia Brown 
and (second) Sarah Stearns. 

(III) Samuel Hastings, eon of John, bom 
in 1695, married May 29, 1719, Bethia Hollo- 
way, of Maiden. He was a tailor and resided 
in that part of Watertown now Waltham, He 
was selectman several years. She died in Lex- 
ington June 1, 1774, aged eighty. Children: 
Samuel, born March 30, 1731, who married 
Lvdia Tidd; Thaddeus, born Oct. 15, 1723; 
Mary, bom Dec. 15, 1735; Abigail, bom 
March 7, 1728, who married Samuel Brooks, 
of Medfield; Abijah, bom May .9, 1730, who 
married Martha Ineraham; Philemon, born 
April 2, 1732, who removed to Vermont; 
Anna, bom March 8, 1734; and Martha, born 
March 23, 1736. 

(IV) Thaddeus Hastings, son of Samuel, 
bom Oct. 15, 1723, married March 29, 1763, 
Mary Stratton. He settled in Lexington, 
where he and his wife died, leaving two young 
sons, who left town, one being Thaddeus by 
name. 

(V) Thaddeus Hastings (3), son of Thad- 
deus, became a resident of Union Common, 
near Thomaston, in the State of Maine. He 
married Hannah Vaughan, of Carver, Mass. 
Among their children was a son Thaddeus 
Matthew. 

(VI) Thaddeus Matthew Hastings, son of 
Thaddeus, bom in 1833, died Feb. 23, 1861. 
He grew to manhood at Union Common, 
Maine, his native place, and received his edu- 
cation in the local school. He learned the 
trade of carpenter, which he followed through- 
out life, also engaging in farming. He made 
his home in Thomaston, where he died while 
still in the prime of life, and was buried there. 
On Jan. 10, 1853, Mr. Hastings married 
Abby 0. Trull, daughter of John B. Trail. 
After Mr. Hastings's death she became the 
wife of William Sawyer, and they reside at 
Peabody, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings had 
three children : Caroline T., born April 12, 
1854, married C. F. Hathaway and resides in 
Cambridge, Mass. ; Alton B. is mentioned be- 
low ; Samuel Everett, bora in 1860, died 
vonng. 

(VII) Alton B. Hastings attended the 
schools of Bath, Maine, where he removed with 
his mother after his father's death, and at the 
age of sixteen years shipped as a sailor before 



the mast on the "Northampton," a full-rigged 
ship commanded by Captain Murphy, engaged 
in the merchant service. Later he shipped on 

the "Caledonia," Captain Stinaon, engaged in 
the same service, and he was second mate on 
this vessel, which plied between New Orleans 
and Havre, France. The next vessel upon 
which he wae mate was the "Scotia," sailing 
from New Orleans to San Francisco, around 
the Horn. After giving up marine life he 
returned to his old home and entered the 
employ of George Moulton, in a machine and 
repair shop at Bath, Maine, remaining there 
one year, after which he accepted a position 
as stationary engineer with G. P. Richardson, 
in his mill, where he was employed for some 
time.' He was next engaged by Hobart & 
Hathaway, bakers, of Bath, Maine (Mr. Hath- 
away being his brother-in-law), for whom he 
drove team and did various work for. a year, 
when Mr. Hathaway retired from the lirm and 
Mr. Hastings assumed charge of the buslneas 
for Mr. Hobart, continuing another year as 
manager. He then engaged in the business on 
his own account, buying a bakery in Bath 
which he conducted for several months, finally 
selling out to Mr. Hobart. Bemoving to Mai- 
blehead, Essex Co., Mass., Mr. Hastings 
opened a bakery for his brother-in-law, C. F. 
Hathaway, which he carried on euccesafully 
for three years, until the establishment was 
destroyed by fire. In 1889 he came to Brock- 
ton, where he has since been located. Opening 
a store and bakery , on Perkins avenue, in 
Campello, he prospered so steadily from the 
very beginning that five years later he was 
able to erect a new building, extending from 
Perkins avenue to Market street, containing a 
bakery, stores, etc. His business has now at- 
tained such proportions that he gives employ- 
ment rePTilarly to over sixty hands, and fifteen 
delivery teams are required to distribute the 
product, which is sold throughout Brockton 
and in the surrounding towns. In 1896 Mr. 
Hastings opened a store on Main street, oppo- 
site the "Belmont Hotel." The confectionery 
branch of his business is one of considerable 
importance. The number of his employees 
gives a fair indication of the growth of the 
business, which has been brought about by the 
moat careful management and satisfactory 
products which win custom wherever they are 
introduced. In 1908 Mr. Hastings took his 
son Arthur C. into the business as partner, 
the firm being A. B. Hastings & Son. Mr. 
Hastings has a high reputation for business 
probity as well as for ability. In addition to 
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some extent in real estate in Brockton, and Leyden, Holland, June 3, 1617, to Mary, widow 

he is a Btockholder, director and president of of Thomas Chingleton, of Sandwich, England, 

the Best Baking Company, a Boston corpora- He was associated with William Brewster as 

tion. agent of the I^eyden Chnrch in negotiations 

On March 31, 1881, Mr. Hastings married, for removal. He came to New England in 

at Bath, Maine, Laura A. Cushman, who was the "Fortune," in 1631, bringing with him 

bom in Maine, daughter of Job S, and Mary hia only son, Thomas. He returned to Eng- 

Ann {Oarvell) CushmaQ. They have had a land on business of the Colony, and died there 

family of five children. (1) Arthur C, born in 1626. He left his son Thomas in the care 

April 22, 1884, was educated in the common of Governor Bradford. 

and high schools of Brockton and when ready (II) Thomas Cushman, son of Eobert, bom 
to commence work entered the employ, of his in February, 1608, in England, accompanied 
father, learning all the details of the business, his father to Plymouth in 1631 in the ship' 
in which he ia now interested as junior part- "Fortune." He became an important man 
ner. He is a young man of enterprising and here in church and colony. He married about 
progressive ideas, and has proved an able 1635 Mary AUerton, of the "Mayflower," 
assistant. He is a prominent member of the 1630; and they lived together the long period 
Masonic organization, having attained the of fifty-five years, she surviving him nearly 
thirty-second degree, and is identified with the ten years. Mt. Cushman was chosen and 
Republican party in politics. (2) Alice M., ordained elder of the Plymouth Church in 
boro Jan, 2, 1886, attended the common and 1649, and was forty-three years in that office, 
high schools in Brockton, and Mount Ida He died Dec. 11, 1691, The children of Mr. 
Seminary, of Newton, Mass., where she was Cushman and wife were: Thomas, bom in 
graduated in 1903. She was for a time en- 1637; Sarah; Lydia; Isaac, bom in 1647-48; 
gaged as assistant teacher in the Oirls' School Elkanah, bom in 1651; Fear, bom in 1653; 
on Arlington street, Boston. She married Eleazer, bom in 1656-57; and Mary. 
June 28, 1911, Clinton J, Porter, Jr., of (III) Thomas Cushman (3), son of Elder 
Bowling Green, Ky,, and they reside in Brock- Thomas, bom Sept. 16, 1637, married (first) 
ton. (3) Carolyn B., born April 28, 1889, Nov. 17, 1663, Ruth Howland, daughter of 
Teeeived the same educational advantages as John, of the "Mayflower," 1630, and (second) 
her sister, graduating from Mount Ida Semi- Oct. 16, 1679, Abigail Puller, of Rehoboth. 
nary in 1908, after which she took a course in' Mr. Cushman lived on the west side of ttie 
domestic science at the Garland School in highway tliat leads from Plympton meeting- 
Boston, (4) Edna R., bom Nov. 4, 1891, house to the north part of the town, and "C<3- 
reeeived her education in the Brockton schools, Chester Brook" ran through his farm. He 
graduating from the high school in 1911, and died Aug. 23, 1736, aged eighty-nine, and his 
is now a student at Miss WheelocVs School, remains were interred in the Centre burying 
Boston. (5) Alton B., Jr., born June 18, ground in' Plympton. His children were: 
1897, is a student in tlie Brockton high school. Robert, bom Oct. 4, 1664; Job, bom probably 
The family attend the South Congregational about 1680; Bartholomew, bom in 1684; 
Church. Mrs. Hastings is a member of the Samuel, bom July 16, 1687; and Benjamin, 
Woman's Club of Brockton. Mr. Hastings is bom in 1691. 

a member of St. George Lodge, A, F. & A, M., (IV) Robert Cushman (2), eon of Thomas 
of Campello. He is a Republican in political (2), born Oct. 4, 1664, was twice married, 
sentiment, but takes no part in party affairs his first wife, Persis, dying at Kingston Jan. 
or public matters beyond the interest which 14, 1743-44. When about eighty years of age 
evei^ good citizen feels in the general welfare, he married (second) Prudence Sherman, of 
Marshfield. He died in Kingston Sept. 1, 

Cdbhman. The Cushman family, to which 1757, aged ninety-two years, eleven months, 

Mrs. Hastings belongs, is one of old standing three days. His children were; Robert, bora 

and prominence in the annals of New Eng- July 8, 1698; Ruth, bom March 25, 1700; 

land. Her line is traced back to Eobert Cush- Abigail, bom July 3, 1701 ; Hannah, bom 

man, the first of the name to emigrate from Dec. 25, 1704; Thomas, bom Feb. 14, 1706; 

the Old World, from whom she is a descendant Joshua, bom Oct. 14, 1708; Jonathan, bom 

in the ninth generation. We have the follow- July 28, 1712. 
ing record: (V) Robert Cushman (3), eon of Eobert 

(I) Robert Cushman, a wool carder, who (iS), bora July 2, 1698, married (intentions 

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He died about 1751, and by will proved in lowed farminj^ and lumber manufacturings 

September of that year gave all his property and where he died. He was a man faithful 

to his wife. Their thirteen children were; to every duty in hia various relations, a good 

Lydia, bom Sept. 29, 1726; Jerusha, bom citizen and deeply beloved in his family. H& 

Jan. 15, 1727-28; Rebecca, born April 9, married Mary Ann Edgecomb, widow of Wit- 

1730; Mercy, bom June 5, 1731; Hannah, Ham Carvell, and she survived him several 

born July 2, 1732; Thankful, born March 10, years, dying in 1900. Five children were 

1733-34; Ruth, bom Dec. 22, 1735; Abigail, born to Mr. and Mrs. Cushman: Charles, who- 

bora April 3, 1737; Robert, born Oct. 37, resides in Boston, Mass.; Laura A., wife of 

1738; Elkaaah, bom Dec. 29, 1740; Martha, Alton B. Hastings, of Brockton, Mass.; 

bora Sept. 14, 1742; Isaac, bora March 10, Thomas Aivah, who is engaged in the baking 

1745; and Job, bora Jan. 2? and died Jan. 28, bueintss at Whitman, Mass.; Joel F., who 

1750. rsfiides in Bath, Maine; and William, who 

(VI) Robert Cushman (4), son of Robert lives in Boston, Massachusetts. 
(3), born Oct. 21', 1738, married in 1759 

Martha Delano. He occupied the old Cush- EZRA SCOTT WIIITMARSH, a citizen of 

man homestead at Rocky Nook, in Kingston, Elast Bridgewater. who has been associated 

Mass., having purchased the interests therein with the life of that town as business man 

of his brothers and sisters, and there all ex- and public official almost from the time he 

cepting two of his children were bom. He attained his majority, was bora there May 29, 

sold his farm in 1781 and with his family 1858. 

removed to Maine, in company with his The record of the Whitmarsh family goes 

brother Isaac and his family. He died at back to Colonial days, the first of this line of 

Woolwich, Maine, in 1799. His wife died in whom we have record being John Whitmarsh, 

1820, aged eighty-two years. Their children of Weymouth, Mass., who by his wife Sarah 

were: Robert, bom April 11, 1761; Mercy, had children as follows: Increase, born in 

Dec. 17, 1762; Hopestill, Sept. 2, 1764; 1655; Ebenezer, May 14, 1658; Simon, May 

Joshua, Aug. 26, 1766; Martha, May 12, 11, 1661; a child, whose name is lost on the 

1769; Beza, June 24, 1771 {died young); record, Aug. 14, 1663; Zachariah, Sept. 1, 

Kenelam, 1773; Job, 1774; Leomisa, 1778; 1667; Judith, Sept. 2, 1669; Ezra, Oct. 13, 

and Francis, Dec. 4, 1781. 1670; Jane, Sept. 8, 1675. The father's will 

(VII) IVancis Gushman, son of Robert of 1695 does not name increase, nor Simon, 
(4), bora Dec. 4, 1781, married (first) Dec. nor Jane, but to the other children adds John, 
29, 1803, Betsey McKenney, who died Dec, Sarah, Deborah and Ruth, and grandson 
83, 1824, and he married (second) Dec. 19, Richard. 

1886, Lydia Honnewell. He lived on the Of these, Ebenezer Whitmarsh, born May 

homestead of his father in Woolwich, Maine. 14, 1658, married Christian, and their son 

His twenty-two children, eleven bora to each Ebenezer, bom March 10, 1688, settled in 

wife, and in Woolwich, Maine, were: Sarah, Abington, Mass. He married Elizabeth Dyer, 

bom Dec. 22, 1804; Martha Delano, April 13, and their children of Abington record were: 

1806; Joshua Delano, Nov. 3, 1807; Rebecca, Ruth, born June 23, 1718; Marv, May 17, 

Nov. 18, 1809; Susan, Sept. 2, 1811; Francis 1721; William, Sept. 22, 1723; and Matthias, 

Ford, Jan. 12, 1814; Eliza, Oct. 84, 1815; Sept. 9, 172G. He married (second) April 

Robert, Nov. 2, 1817 (died Aug. 84, 1819) ; 3, 1733, Mehetabel Faxon, bom in Braintree- 

Ebenezer, Sept. 7, 1820 (died Sept. 1, 1847) ; June 14, 1698, daughter of Josiah Faxon, 

Adeline, Jan. 28, 1823; Margaret B., Dec. granddaughter of Richard Faxon and great- 

10, 1824; Lydia J., Sept. 13, 1827 (died Dec. (n'anddaughter of Thomas Faxon, a native of 

17, 1829) ; James, Feb. 16, 1829 (died Dec. England, who came to New England prior to 
7, 1829) ; James H., May 19, 1830 (died July 1647, the vear in which a record is found of 

18, 1835) ; Mary 0., March 10, 1832; Job S., him in Dedhani. 

March 28, 1833; Sarah Ann, June 23, 1834 From the Weymouth Whitmarsh family 

(died Oct. 5, 1840) ; Wales H., May 1, 1836; sprang the Abinsrton-East Bridgewater family 

Marcella, Sept. 15, 1837; Lydia Frances, Feb. of the name, Jacob Whitmarsh, of Abington, 

28, 1839; Llewellyn, May 6, 1841; and marrying in 1751 Hannah, probably daughter 

Wynian B., April 17, 1843. of Benjamin Shaw, and settling in East 

(VIII) Job S. Cushman, son of Francis, Bridgewater; and Lot Whitmarsh, son of 
bora March 22, 1833, died in 1892. He made Ebenezer and nephew of Jacob, also settling 
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of tlie Wliitniarsh family of this article. He 
WEB the great-crandfather of Frederick I'oole 
and Ezra Scott WhitmarBli. He married 
Susanna Pool, of the Abington family of that 
name, and tlieir children were : Thomas, born 
Dec. 27, 1?«3; Lot, born in 1796, who mar- 
ried in 1830 Merrill Cortheil; Mary, born in 
179S; John, bom in 1801 ; Susanna, who mar- 
ried Micah Packard; Olive, bora in 1804; 
Ezra, born in 1808; and Ebenezer, born in 
1810. 

Ezra Whitmarsh, son of Lot, born Dec. 18, 
1808, in East Bridgewater, died there July 
22, 1880. He followed the grocery bueinese. 
His wife, Lurana (Poole), bom in 1812, 
daughter of Noah and Mary (White) Poole, 
of Whitman, died Sept. 39, 1853. Mr. and 
Mrs. Whitmarsh are buried in the Central 
cemetery in Eaet Bridgewater. They had one 
child, Ezra Scott, born Dec. 30, 1833. 

Ezra Scott Whitmarsh, son of Ezra, attend- 
ed the public schools of East Bridgewater, his 
native town, and also studied at Allen's 
Academy there. Then he joined his father in 
the grocery busineas, and after the place was 
burned out, in 1858-59, he" went in for farm- 
ing and trading in stock. Meantime he de- 
voted his leisure hours to the study of law, 
and in 1879 he was admitted to the bar, from 
that time on engaging in legal practice in 
East Bridgewater. He was a successful, self- 
made man, and won a fine reputation by his 
honorable and useful life. He served in a 
number of public offices, being collector of 
taxes for a number of years, selectman eight 
or nine years, overseer of the poor for about 
the same length of time, and assessor for 
fifteen years. He was a Whig and later a 
Republican in political connection. 

On Jan. 3, 1850, Mr. Whitmarsh married 
Jane Elizabeth Poole, a native of Santticket, 
daughter of Noah and Susan (Coffin) Poole, 
and a member of the Abington (now Whit- 
man) Poole family. Her father, born Oct 5, 
1808, died June 8, 1886; her mother, born 
Jan. 15, 1800, died Feb. 21. 1877. Mr. and 
Mrs. Whitmarsh had four children, ail bora in 
East Bridgewater: (1) Lura, born Oct. 9, 
1856, died March 28, 1901, in East Bridge- 
water, and is buried in the Central cemetery. 
She married John W. Harden, who is a 
machinist in the employ of the. Carver Cotton 
flin Company, and they have had three chil- 
dren: Annie, bom Feb. 21, 1882; Ina, born 
April 4. 1886; and Mary Olive, born Jan. 8, 
1890. (2) Ezra Scott is mentioned below. 
(3) Mary Jane, born April 9, 1860, married 
George L, Jones, a jeweler, of East Bridge- 



water, who conducted a store in the town until 
his death in June, 1908. '(4) Harriett, bora 
Jan. 13, 1865, married Benjamin Alden, of 
Rockland, Mass., where he is in the insurance 
business. They have a daughter, Elizabeth F., 
born April 18, 1897. . 

Mr. Whitmarsh, the father, died June 14, 
1886, and the mother now resides with her 
son. 

Ezra Scott Whitmarsh, son of Ezra Scott 
and Jane E. (Poole) Whitmarsh, attended 
school in his native town, graduating from the 
liigh SL-hool in 1879. At the age of twenty 
years he entered the grocery store of Amos 
Hunting, where he worked about a year, and 
on April 1, 1881, he bought out the clothing 
and men's furnishings store of E. W. Nutter. 
The place was located on Union street in East 
Bridgewater, and there he remained until 
burned out, Dec. 82, 1886. Shortly afterward 
he reopened business in a larger store on Cen- 
tral street, at which stand he continued in 
business, having the principal establishment of 
the kind in the town. He carried a stock of 
men's furnishings, shoes, ready-made clothing, 
etc., and had a steady patronage, having built 
up an excellent business during his long career. 
In 1910 he sold out this business to George L. 
Carleton. Mr. Whitmarsh is progressive and 
enterprising, and has engaged in other lines 
of business and acquired other interests, being 
a trustee and for the past several years a mem- 
ber of the board of investment of the East 
Bridgewater Savings Bank. He is alco agent 
for the Quincy Fire Insurance Company^ and 
he has been an auctioneer since 1887. 

Mr. Whitmarsh's experience in public office 
covers many years and includes services of the 
highest value to the community. He is a 
Democrat in politics. For the past fifteen 
years he has been a member of the hoard of 
selectmen, of which he has been chairman dur- 
ing the last six years; in 1905 he was elected 
representative to the General Court; and he 
has been register of voters for six years. He 
has been a justice of the peace since 1887. He 
is well known among the fraternal orders as 
well as in political circles, holding membership 
in Satucket Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Colfax 
Lodge, L 0. 0. F., the Knights of Honor, and 
the Order of the Golden Cross, all of East 
Bridgewater. 

On March 30, 1885, Mr. Whitmarsh married 
Lucy Clements Tooker, who was bora Oct. 1, 
18f>4, in Yarmouth, N. S., daughter of Joseph 
and Isabelle (Hardy) Tooker, residents of 
Bridgewater for many years. Mr, Tooker died 
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home in Bridgewater. Mr. and Mrs. Whit- (IV) Beacon Samuel Pool (2), bom Sept. 

marsh have had two children: (1) Edward 18, 1713, in Abington, married in November, 

Scott, born Sept. 10, 1886, in East Bridge- 1733, Rebecca, daughter of Deacon JoBhoa 

water, attended the common and high schools Shaw, of Abington. He was chosen deacon on 

there and then went to commercial college in Aug. 16, 1750; was selectman six years from 

Boston. Since his return he has been en- 1758 to 1764; was representative in 1765 and 

gaged as a clerk in the East Bridgewater Sav- 1778-79-80. He was a member -of the first 

. ings Bank. He married Aug. 3, 1910, Maude State Constitutional Convention in 17'79. He 

C, Dix, of Somerville, Mass., and resides on was chairman of the first public meeting called 

Union street, East Bridgewater. (2) Richard, by the town, March 10, 1770, to denounce and 

'born Sept. 37, 1893, in East Bridgewater, went resist British oppression, and a member of the 

to the common and high schools tnere and also committee which drew up the famous resolu- 

attended business college at Brockton. tion, called the "Noble Resolves," passed by 

the town March 19, 1770. He was also a 

Poole. The Pool or Poole family^ from member of the Committee of Safety and Cor- 

which Mr. Whitmarsh is descended through respondence. Removing to Plainfield, Mass:, 

both his mother and his grandmother, is de- he was one of the founders of the Congrega- 

scended from (I) Edward Pool, aged twenty- tional Church there in 1793. He died there 

six, who came from Weymouth, England, be- in 1795 or 1796. His children were: Joshua, 

fore March 20, 1635, and settled in Weymouth, bom in 1734; Samuel, born in 1736; Abijah, 

Mass. He resided the remainder of his life- bom before 1740; John, baptized Aug. 7, 

time in Weymouth; became a large landed 1774( ?) ;Joseph,born in 1739;Rebecca; Jacob, 

proprietor. The Christian name of his wife bom in 1741; Rebecca (2), bom in 1743; Asa, 

was Sarah. He died in 1664. His will, bom in 1745; Achish, bom in 1746; Oliver, 

probated Oct. 26, 1664, bequeaths to wife, to bom in 1748; Abijah, bom in 1753; Jeptha, 

sons Samuel, Isaac, Joseph, Benjamin, John, bom in 1756; Benjamin, bom in 1765; Sarah; 

Jacob, and to daughter Sarah. Deborah, and Ruth. 

(II) Joseph Pool resided in Weymouth, and, (V) Capt. Jacob Pool, bom in 1741, mar- 
like his father, was a large landed proprietor, ried Rachel Beal, He was a soldier in the 
He was the original owner of the second saw- French and Indian war and participated in the 
mill in the town, built in 1700. He died in taking of Louisburg in 1758. He was first 
Weymouth in 1706, and his will, which was lieutenant in Capt. Wells's company. Cot. Asa 
made April 11th of that jear, was proved May Whitcomb'a regiment, in the Revolutionary 
16th following. The Christian name of his war, and also captain in the Continental army; 
first wife was Elizabeth and that of his second became a pensioner for services. He was se- 
Mary. His children, according to the Pool lectman ten years, beginning with 1783. He 
Genealogy, were: Elizabeth, bom Dec. 6, 1674; was chosen deacon in the church before 1830. 
Susanna, born Dec. 17, 1679; Mary, bom Jan. He died Feb. 10, 1834, in Abington, aged 
26, 1681; Benjamin, bom Feb. 9, 1682; Mar- over ninety years. His children were: James, 
caret, bom April 22, 1688; Samuel; Joseph; bom in 1764; Jacob, bom in 1767; Alethea; 
Abigail, and Isaac. Hannah; Nabby, and Noah. 

(III) Samuel Pool, bora in 1690 in Wey- (VI) James Poole, bom in Abington, Mass., 
mouth, Mass., married Sarah Nash, bora June in 1764, married Eunice Lazell, bora in 1761. 
7, 1688, daughter of Lieut. Jacob Nash, of He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and died 
Weymouth, and granddaughter of Capt. James in 1814, while in the army. His wife, who 
Nash, who were among the founders of Wey- lived until 1846, died in Abington. His chil- 
mouth. Mr. Pool was one of the original dren were: Sylvanus, bom in 1786; James, 
settlers of Abington. He was selectman of the bom in 1788; Hiram, bom in 1790 (soldier of 
town for six years, 1718-24, and the first rep- the war of 1812, killed by a shell at Sacketfs 
resentative sent by Abington to the General Harbor in 1815); Jacob, bom in 1797; and 
CoBrt, in 1735, and for several years there- Noah. 

after. He was highly esteemed; was modera- (VII) Noah Poole married (first) Maiy 

tor of the chnreh meeting Aug. 22, 1749. White and (second), in 1819, Mrs. Sarah 

He died in 1785 in South Abington. His (Pratt) Crane, daughter of Joeiah Pratt, and 

children were: Elizabeth, born Aug. 31, 1711; they lived in Abington. His children were: 

Samuel, bom Sept. 18, 1713; Joseph, born Noah; Mary, bom in 1810; Lurana; Rosina, 

Feb. 11, 1716 or 1717; Sarah, bom Feb. 11, bora in 1880; Spencer, bom in 1821; Hiram, 

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bom in 1828 ; and William D., born in 1832. 
(Vlil) Noah Poole located in Nantucket, 

Massachusetts, 

ALMON HATHAWAY TUCKEE (de- 
ceased), one of the most highly respected citi- 
zens of Attleboro, Mass.,. where for over half 
a century he was engaged in cuiitracting and 
building, lived retired for some years before 
his death, enjoying the fruits of bis early 
labors. Mr. Tucker was bom at Norton, Bris- 
tol Co., Mass., May 8, 1830. 

The Tucker family of which he was a mem- 
ber has for many years been identified with 
the town of Norton, the first of the name in 
the town being Robert Tucker, one of the earli- 
«Bt settlers and a large landholder. Cornelius 
Tucker, son of Robert, also made his home 
there, where he owned considerable property, 
And there married Waitstill Eddy. Benajah 
Tucker, son- of Cornelius, was born in the town 
of Norton, and there married Mehitable Allen. 
Their son, also named Benajah, was also bom 
in Norton, and was engaged in farming the 
major portion of his life. In his declining 
jears he located in Attleboro, and made his 
home with his son Almond, with whom he 
died Sept. €, 1861, ripe in years. He married 
Lydia Hunt, who died at Norton May 7, 1845, 
.at the age of eeventy-two years. 

Almond Tucker, son of Benajah and Lydia 
(Hunt) Tucker, was bom on the old Tucker 
homestead in the town of Norton June 15, 
1804, and there attended the local schools and 
^ew to manhood. He learned the trade of 
mason, which he followed at Norton in the 
early part of his life, but some time in the 
«arly sixties he came to Attleboro, where he 
followed his trade with his son for the remain- 
-der of his life, his death occurring Aug. 17, 
1865, when he was aged sixty-one years. He 
was a man noted for his honesty, industry and 
integrity, and did his full duty not only as a 
«itizen, but as a husband and father. He was 
, also well known for his patriotism, and when 
the call came for men to defend their country 
be gave six of his sons to the cause, one of 
whom died in the South. In his earlier days 
an active Whig, Mr. Tucker became a stanch 
Eepublican and a warm supporter of Lincoln, 
in July, 1829, Mr. Tucker was married to 
Betsey Hathaway, of Dighton, Mass., and she 
died at Norton July 27, 1843, the mother of 
«ight children: Almon Hathaway is mentioned 
below; Alden Gray, bora Nov. }iU, 1831. died 
at Rock Island, 111., Jan. 15, 1855; Daniel 
Luther, bom Ofct. 35, 1833, married April 9, 
1868, Lizzie Spragur, and (second) Nancy 



Spragur, sister of his first wife, and resides in 
Mansfield; Moses Hunt, born Feb* 7, 1835, 
died June 6, 1910, at Wilson, Wis.; David 
Asahel, bom Jan. 1, 1837, died in Middleboro, 
Mass.; George Nathaniel, bom Oct. 31, 1838, 
died of fever during the war at Carrollton, La., 
March 3, 1863; Frank Morton, bom July 29, 
1840, married July 28, 1867, Julia Arnold, 
(second) Grace Andrews, and resides at Kiver 
Point, R. I. ; Ann Eliza, born June 27, 1842, 
married June 27, 1867, William L. Horton, 
and died in Taunton, In 1845 Almond Tucker 
was married (second) to Nancy C. White, by 
whom he had one child, Roscoe LeBaron, born 
Nov. 21, 1845; he married Oct. 19, 1868, Me- 
lissa G. Blanchard, of Warwick, R. I,, and died 
in Attleboro, Mass., March 20, 1881, in his 
thirty-sixth year. 

Almon Hathaway Tucker attended the pub- 
lic schools of Norton and Peirce's Academy of 
Middleboro, Mass., and started to learn the 
trade of mason when still a young man, with 
his father. This they followed together for 
many years, Mr. Tucker making his home in 
Norton, although he engaged at his trade in 
Worcester, Attleboro and other places. In 1857 
he settled in Attleboro, where he took up build- 
ing, and this was followed by him and his 
father until the latter's death, at which time 
the son branched out into contracting. For 
upward of fifty years he was engaged in that 
business, meeting with the phenomenal suc- 
cess that his industry, enterprise and ability 
deserved. He built quite a number of founda- 
tions and private residences in and around 
Attleboro, as well as factories, miils, etc., in 
other parts of the town, He erected his own 
fine home on Peck street, which is fitted up 
with all modern improvements, and which he 
occupied until his death, Dec. 2, 1911. He 
was buried at Wood lawn. 

When the Civil war broke out and President 
Lincoln called for volunteers Mr. Tucker and 
hip five brothers volunteered their services, he 
enlisting in Company C, 47th Mass. Vol. Inf., 
under Captain Starkey and Colonel Marsh, 
and after nine months of faithful service he 
was honorably discharged, in September, 1863. 
He was a member of William A. Streeter Post, 
No. 145, G. A. E., at Attleboro. Fraternally 
he belonged to Orient Lodge, No. 165, I. 0. 0. 
F., also of Attleboro. Although Mr. Tucker 
was a stanch Republican he did not call him- 
self a politician. He served as a member of 
the building committee of the high school, but 
accepted no other office. He was a member of 
the Second Congregational Church of Attle- 
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Mr. Tupker was married at Attteboro, April ated in 1889, taking the second Hareen prize 

10, 1861, to Ljdia H. Sweet, born June 1, for 'proiiciency in all the branches of medical 

1833, daughter of Leprilete and Ljdia (Dun- teaching.' After graduation he was appointed 

ham) Sweet. Mrs. Tucker died at Attleboro aeajetant resident physician in the Nursery 

April 31, 1870, survived by a son, Ervin and Child's Hospital, New York City, and then 

Alden, born Feb. 2, 1862. Mr. Tucker was spent a year abroad, when he studied in Berlin, 

married (second) March 4, 1875, to Annie F. Munich and Paris, under Olshausen, Winter, 

Kirk, bom at Attleboro June 30, 1841, daugh- Duhrssen and Winckel. In December, 1890, 

ter of Robert and Sylvia Ann (Claflin) Xirk. he took up his work as instructor in practical 

Mrs. Tucker is a woman of reiined taste, of obstetrics in the College of Physicians and 

strong Christian impulses, one whose charities Surgeons and resident physician in the Sloane 

are widely distributed, and who is highly Maternity Hospital, which became the largest 

valued in both social and church circles. obstetric hospital in the country. In order to 

Ervin Alden Tucker, M. D., the only child enter private practice as a specialist in obstet- 
of Almon H. Tucker, died March 3, 1902, in rics, he resigned the position of resident physi- 
New York, where he had been engaged in the cian, and was immediately appointed tutor in 
practice of medicine, and was buried in Wood- obstetrics and gynecology in the College of 
lawn cemetery in that city. The following Physicians and Surgeons. In 1895 Dr. Tuck- 
sketch was written of his life by Dr. George er became attending obstetrician to the mater- 
L. Brodhead, of New York, and was published nity hospital on Blackwell's island, a position 
in the "American Journal of Obstetrics," in which he held for a number of years. He was 
April, 1902 : a member of the New York Academy of Medi- 

"In Memoriam. Ervin Alden Tucker, A. cine, the Medical Society of the County of 
M., M. D., born Feb. 2, 1862, died March 3, New York, the New York County Medical 
1902. After a short illness with pneumonia. Association, the New York Obstetrical Society, 
Dr. Ervin Alden Tucker entered into his rest the West End Medical Society, the Alumni 
on March 3, 1902. In his death the medical Association of the Sloane Maternity Hospital, 
profession has lost a member who, while stand- the Physicians Mutual Aid Association, the 
ing as yet on the very threshold of his career, ITospital Graduates and the New York Ath- 
had attained at the early age of forty a posi- letic Club. Among his publications were: 
tion of great distinction in his chosen specialty 'Total Dystocia,' published in the 'Medical 
of obstetrics. Years of arduous and careful Record,' Sept. 7, 1895; 'Deformed Coccyx 
preparation for his life work, together with Causing Dystocia,' and 'Death of Child,' pub- 
wonderful capacity and exceptional ability, liahed in the 'American Journal of Obstetrics,' 
enabled him to take his place in the front rank Vol. XXI, No. 6, 1895; and an essay, 'Birth 
of obstetricians from the very outset of his of the Secundines,' which was awarded the 
professional career. Precise, methodical, pains- 'Stevens Triennial Prize' of the College of 
taking, and trained to observance of every de- Physicians and Surgeons, June, 1897, and 
tail which would contribute to success, he per- which was published in the 'American Gyne- 
fected a marvelous technique, blending with cological and Obstetrical Journal' for May, 
his skill rare judgment, ripened by long ex- 1898. 

perience. Dr. Tucker was bom in Attleboro, "Appreciating to the highest degree the ad- 

Maas., Feb. 2, 1862, and after his early edu- vantages and opportunities which the larger 

cation in the schools of Attleboro, he was pre- services at the Sloane Maternity Hospital af- 

pared for college in Mowry and GofFs Classical forded. Dr. Tucker succeeded not only in 

School at Providence, R. I. He entered Am- bringing the work of the institution to a high 

herst College in 1881, taking the scientific state of efficiency and winning the everlasting 

course in order to perfect himself in the gratitude of the patients entrusted to his care, 

, sciences and modern languages, which he knew but also in establishing for himself the founda- 

would be of great benefit to him in his medical tion upon which was Duilded his wide reputa- 

couTse. At the end of his junior year he re- tion as a teacher and his fame as one of the ^ 

ceived a prize for proficiency in French, Span- leading obstetricians of this country. In his ' 

ish and Italian. He was graduated from Am- speech he was quiet and direct, inspiring the 

herst in 1885 with the degree of B. S., received greatest confidence in pupils and patients alike, 

the degree of A. M. from the same college in by the absolute faith which he had both in 

1888. His course of medicine was taken at himself and in the truth of all he said. In his 

the Columbia College of Physicians and Sur- private life he was the devoted husband, son 

geons in New York City, from which he gradu- and friend, modest and unaffected by any hon- 

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ors which were heaped upon him, and richly CAPT. JAMES M. WILLIS (deceaaed), 

deserving the words with which his Master one of the best Itnown of New Bedford's many 

welcomed him, 'Well done, good and faithful whaling mastei^, who made her fame on the 

servant.' "Geobgb L. BROnHEUJ M. D." seas the world 'round, was at sea when four- 

"Wheiims, an inscrutable Providence has tan and master at twetitv-four, and for a third 

removed from our fellowehip an honored mem- "' « «"'»'■)' »"' *t„T ■ '»,° Tj, 4 ,. 

her, Ervin Alden IHicker, A. M., M. D, Bid- „ ^"' •'»»';.". "*.l' " New Bedford, Mas.., 

denly, in his prime, with only the flrst sheaf of £"P'™ J'"" ™ }^ !r„°' ■'T™ ^f^ 

life's harvest garnered, and f- >»'' ^arah (Gould) WUbs, and ac<»rdmg 

"WHEEEiB, the Fellows of the New York '» M"™ "■ his Puritan ramilies (1859) a 
Obstetrical Society from long association have probable descendant of George Willis of Dor- 
grown into knowlidge of his rare qualities and ?''=•?"■ 1"*. '"^ '»'" °' ^<i''^^^ff\ ?»' 
Isceptional equipment for the high sphere of leaving uncertainty out Captain Willises htie 
nsefilness he had made for himself in hi. pro- " '"f *» "^f''" V'!]'- /'''\r""l'^ ,'° 
fession -and "^1727 Anna Ingalls, probably daughter of John 

^.,.. ' , . , , ■ ., , , and Sarah ( Kussell ) Ingalis, of Boston. She 

• Whereas as members of his own guild and ;„ ^„ ,;„ > j j^ jfjj mention, children 

tailing, thereby entering into a juster appraise- |,|,„|jj and Anna, who were born respectively 

ment of his .kill and capacitj, the Fellows of Aug. 21, 1188, and Dee. 19, 1731. 
the >ew lork Obstetncal Society espccia , |,„„ j^j, (jj (;^„|^, „j i„„, (Ingall.) 

esteem their departed brother for hi, unusually „:;,];, ^^,^ jj ,„j ,,„;, jj,, ^,'^ 

long, painfully labonou. and self-contaiiied ,,;„ „.;„;, ,„„», chronologically arranged 

preparation in the hospital ward., his tireless „ J ^„„j,^,t i„ j^j,il 

energy a. observer and .tatntician, hi. method- ,„, j.^,,,^, yf^„^^ „, t„„ 4 „ „j8 
ical evolution of a technique in obstetrics, hi. ^^^j^'^ ^^j ;, b„„'M 2, 1730, daughter 
jonndnesa and directness as a teacher, carry- „f x.lhaniel and Hehecca (Bailey) Belknap, 
ing hi« fonnative inauence through medical q,,,^;, ^hMnn were; Charles, bom in 1763; 
graduates of the last decade to the bedsides far Nathaniel, born Feb. 7, 1755; Abigail, who 
beyond .his peraonal ken, his kindly active al- „,„ijj Lieut Isaac Collins, of llie United 
most paternal interest in each individual of s,,,^, „, j,, ,|,j Revolution. II is supposid 
the large family of inedieal men he himself (hat the father of these lost hi. father in child- 
selected from the city hospital, and trained as ^„j ,„j ,„ |,„„„,,t „„ i„ Boston in the book 
obstetricians, hi. cohesive power in holding ,,„„ „, j„|,„ rkmifi and Nathaniel Bcl- 
the hospitRl alumni in fraternal bonds, his ^QJ^p 

quiet, self-poiMd yea and nay, which inspired (fj,, (,^„,j,, ,,.(1,1, (3) ,„,„ j„ ,,53 „„. 

m patienta a merited confidence niarvelou.ly ^j^j ,j„|) >(„, 21 /i„8, Nancy Hewe., 

rooted, his clean lite, hi, high conception of d,„gh,e, of James H. Hewes, of the firm of 

the responsibility and dignity of the holy office £„»„ 4 Hewe», auctioneers, Boston. She 

°',™,?"*f°' "u ''" "■"■'■"''J »f '*; ^ „ died Jan. 14, 1807, and he married (.econd) 

••Therefore, be It resolved that the Fellows i)„ 29 jgoj j,„ Belcher, of Stoughton, 

of the New York Obstetrical Society sprea.1 ^h„ j|jj i„ j„, I'gi, ,, t^^ of forty- 

npon their records their pride in the fame of ^j ,,,. ,„ ^^^^J (,^j,j) pj,, 28, 1S18, Mar- 

their honored Fellow their appreciation not „• „„,,„ „^„ ,i,.jj ,„ ^, eighty-two years 

only of his individual work but also of the „, jji^ e|,i|d„„ were : Xiocy, bom 

spiritual power of his completed and crystal- j,„el, 13. 1780; Charles, bora July 19, 1781; 

hzed life-leason, which will ever be a .timulu. j„|,„ mm„ [,„„ QcI. 23, 1782; Nancy, 

to younger men in the profession ; i„„ j„ 13 ,,34 . g,,, Mtn.p born Aug. 

••Be It further resolved that a copy of these 27, 178,5; Nabby Belknap, horn March 31, 

resolutions be conveyed to the bereaved family ,,5, Charles, born May 22, 1789; Polly 

asatoken of sympathy, appreciation and con- j„„e,, bom June 3, 1791; William Botham, 

relation in that our brother though dead, yet bom March 2, 1794; Henry Phillips, bom 

.peaketh. j3„ 21, 1797; John Phillips (2), bom May 

•'In witness whereof, E. C. SAvrnoE, M. D., 12, 1799; Eliza Badger, horn Jan. 1, 1810; 

J. C. EnoiH, M. D., G. L. Bboohead, M. D." ,„a Marv .Ann, horn Dec. 13, 1812. 

Dr. Ervin Alden Tucker was married to (IV) Deacon Henry Phillip. Willis, Ron of 

Miss Georgeanna Crispell, of Kingston, N. Y., Charles (3) and Nancy (Hewes) Willis, was 

who still survives. There was no issue of this bora Jan. 21, 1797, in Boston, Ma... In time 

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many years occupied as a saddler and harness- prior to his own death ; and at his retirement 

maker; was later joined in the bueine^ by his William H. had been in the business contin- 

Bon William H., who &a a dealer in harness, uously for upward of fifty years. He was for a 

trunks, valises, etc., was well and favorably long period a member of the New Bedford 

known to the trade for upward of fifty years. Protecting Society. 

Mr, Willis was an early member of the Ivew Mr. Willis married Hannah B. Wood, and 

Bedford Mozart Musical Society, organized in five of their children survived the father, who 

1834. He was a charter member of the So- died suddenly at New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 5, 

ciety of Sons of Temperance at New Bedford 1904, when in the eightv-second vear of his 

and a charter member and deacon in the North age. 

Congregational Church, which he served for (V) Capt. James Munroe WilHs, son of 

many years as choir leader. He is spoken of Deacon Henry P. and Sarah (Gould), was bom 

in the volume "Modem Music Masters of June 11, 1825, in New Bedford, Mass., and, 

America." He was highly esteemed and re- as stated, began a seafaring life at the age of 

epected in the community. Deacon Willis died fourteen years and continued it nearly forty 

at his home in New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 13, years. When not on the wat«r and after his 

1868, in the seventy-second year of his age. retirement therefrom he made his home in 

His wife survived him many years and died New Bedford and Fall River, where as a man 

April 29, 1880, in the eighty-second year of and citizen he lived esteemed and respected. 

her age. In referring to the death of Deacon The record of Captain Willis's ships and 

Willis one of the local papers said: voyages follows: On the ship "Selma, Capt 

"The deceased was worthy of these tokens of Arlington Wilcox, Alexander Seabury & Sons, 

respect from his comrades of the Division of agents, from June 4, 1839, to April 19, 1841, 

which he had so long been an efficient member as foremast hand ; the "Selma" went to New 

and officer. He will be missed by the religious Holland and New Zealand and turned out 341 

society for whose prosperity he labored for eo barrels of sperm and 1,476 of whale oil. On 

many years and so unselfishly. The commun- the ship "Delphos," of Holmes Holl, Capt. 

i^ will miss the cheerful old man, who though Charles West, Thomas Bradley, agent, from 

past three score years and ten had the spirits June, 1841, to August, 1843, as boat steerer; 

of a boy, always genial, sunny, buoyant, with on the same grounds she took 500 sperm and 

a child's simple freshness and purity of heart l.^OO whaJe. On the ship "Mount Vernon,'* 

of a child. No cloud ever came upon him in of New Bedford, Capt. George A. Covel, D. R. 

which he did not find or make a silver lining. Green & Co., agents, from Nov. 33, 1843, to 

Children loved him, many highly esteemed and May 21, 1846, as third mate ; she went to the 

respected him, and no one was his enemy." northwest coast and Kamchatka and brought 

On April 21, 1819, Henry P. Willis married back 270 of sperm and 2,330 of whale. Cap- 
Sarah Gould, a native of Boston. Their chil- tain Willis next went as second mate of the 
dren were: Sarah G., bom March 4, 1820; same ship — ^the "Mount Vernon" — with the 
William H., April 30 (or May), 1822; Eliza A. same master, and, owing to the death of Mate 
C, Sept. 16, 1823; James M., June 11, 1825; John L. SpiJoner came home as first officer; 
Mary E., April 10, 1887; Henry P., Jr., Dec. the "Mount Vernon" was gone from Aug. 6, 
1, 1828; Jane G., Jan, 5, 1831; Henry P., 1846, to July 11, 1849, and whaled on Kam- 
Jr. (2), Dec. 10, 1832; Caroline A., Dec. 16, chatka and in the Japan and Okhotsk seas, 
1835; Sophia C, Dec. 13, 1841. Two of the taking 140 of sperm and 3.210 of whale. On 
daughters survived their brother James M., the ship "Mount Vernon" 'his first command) 
who was the last of the sons to pass away. from Sept. 5, 1849, to May 18, 1858, in the 

(V) William H. Willis, son of Henry Phil- Arctic as master, taking 275 of sperm, 3,135 

lips and Sarah (Gould) Willis, was born in of whale and 44,000 pounds of bone. On the 

1822 in New Bedford, Mass., and after ship "Rambler," F. & G. R. Taber, agents, 

receiving a common school education learned from October, 1852, to June 10, 1856, in the 

the trade of hamessmaking under the direc- Okhotsk and Japan seas, 186 of sperm. 4,000 

tion of his father, then engaged in that bosi- whale and 60,000 pounds of bone. On the 

ness on Union street. For many years during same ship, an all-round voyage in the North, 

the first half of the nineteenth century his from Oct. 15, 1856, to June 27, 1860, 2,530 of 

father had been a saddler and hamessmaker, oil and 35,000 pounds of bone. On the ship 

then the two became associated together, and "Mount Wallaston," from Nov. 24. 1862, to 

after the father's death the son continued the June 13, 1867, one season in Okhotsk and one 

business until his retirement some fifteen years season in the Arctic, 2,200 of oil ; she was in 



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eight of the "Shenandoah" whefl the "Milo" of the finest establishmenta of this kind of any 

was burned, but escaped and later went back. Bimilar concern in New England, not excepting 

During the Civil war Captain Willie com- Boston. He married Sept. 25, 1S77, Edith E. 

manded the "Rebecca Symmes," of the cele- Waterman, daughter of Nehemiah Waterman, 

brated "Stone fleet," and was the last survivor and they have had four children: 'Henry P., 

of that splendid body of blockading captains. Jr., born June 13, 1878, who married Lillian 

In 1868 Captain Willia took the bark "James M. Younge; Clara, botn April 19, 1882, who 

Allen" at Honolulu and made two Beasons in married Frof. Edward Leland Call, (nf the 

her in the Arctic, taking 3,100 of oil. In the Kansas Agricultural College; Edith, bom 

fall of 1869 Captain Willis took the "Call- March e, 1887; and Marjorie, bom Dec. 6, 

fomia" at Honolulu and made another season 1890. ' (2) Maria Jennie, bom at Hilo Aug. 

in the frozen ocean. She arrived home April 7, 1855, was married June 18, 1879, to Frank- 

22, 1871, having 1,400 of whale and 20,000 lin S. Akin, bom July 12, 1854, son of Daniel 

pounds of bone for her year's work. Captain B. and Sarah R. Akin. Mr. Akin is now 

Willis made his last voyage in the bark "Bar- superintendent of the Cornell Mill at Fall 

tholomew Gosnold," C. B. Tucker, agent, from River. Mr. and Mrs. Akin have one child, 

Nov. 2, 1871, to March, 1876. This.was in Florence Burdick, bom Aug. 13, 1889, who was 

the Arctic, the Okhotsk, and then sperm what- married in Fall River Oct. 25, 1911, to Harvey 

ing. Her catch was 1,000 of sperm and 1,400 Isaac Cashman, of Worcester, Mass. (3) 

of whale. Jamea M., Jr., born at Hilo May 13, 1867, is 

It will be observed ae etated in the intro- connected with the Edison Phonograph Com- 
duction that Captain Willis made most of his pany at Orange, N. J., where he resides. On 
voyages in the northern waters, spending the April 6, 1882, he married Julia Isabel Samp- 
time there from 1843 to 1876. He made more son, and they have had two children, Elsie 
good voyages than poor ones, and never met (born April 17, 1883) and Elizabeth S. (born 
with any serious disaster. He was mate of July 6, 1886, died July 11, 1893). (4) Ellas 
the "Mount Vemon" in 1847 when she went S., bom in New Bedford March 13, 1861, is 
north as far as Cape Thaddeus, the first whal- at present connected with the Davis Ifills at 
ing vessel that sailed in those waters. She Fall Kiver. He married Sept. 28, 1883, Lau- 
sigbted three bowheads, but had to turn back retta E. Newell, of Fall River, and they have 
on account of head winds. She thus came two children: Byron 'Willis, bom March 12, 
close to supplanting Royce and the "Superior." 1890, and Chauncey Sears, bora April 26, 

Captain Willis was one of the whaling mas- 1899. 

ters and gentlemen of the old school so few of Captain Willis died March 8, 1909, at the 

whom are now among us. He possessed a home of his daughter, Mrs. Franklin S. Akin, 

commanding presence, his singularly erect fig- No. 288 Grove street. Fall River, Mass., where 

ure and intellectual face attracting attention he had lived for twelve years, in the eighty- 

wherever seen. He was thoughtful and high- fourth year of his age. He was buried in the 

minded, and of a social, friendly disposition. Rural cemetery, New Bedford. 
He mine:led much with missionaries during his 

vc^ages, and was greatly interested in their FRANCIS TABER AKIN, Fenior member 

work, in Hawaii and other islands, becoming of F. T. Akin & Co., of New Bedford, and for 

very intimate with such preachers as the Rev, over half a century a successful businei^s man 

Dr. Titus Coan, whose work in the Sandwich and honored citizen, active in business, finan- 

islanda will long be remembered for its bene- cial and municipal affairs, was born in that 

ficial results. During his later years, after city Jan.- 12, 1837, son of Seth K. and Roby 

removing to Fall River, Captain Willis took (Taber) Akin. 

daily walks on fair days and was often an at- The Akin family is of Scotch origin, and ac- 

tendant at St. Paul's Church, cording to tradition two brothers, John and 

On June 18, 1846, Captain Willis married James, came from Scotland with their mother 
Elizabeth Sampson, who was born March 7, in the early days and settled at Dartmouth. 
1827, and died Dec. 10, 1891. She accom- Later James went to Portsmouth, R. I. Capt. 
panied her husband on a number of his whal- John Akin, to whom Francis Taber Akin 
ing voyages, and three of their children were traces his lineage, was born in 1663. He mar- 
bom at Hilo, Hawaii, in the home of Dr. ried (first) Mary Briggs. horn Aug. i), 1671^ 
Coan. Their children were : (1) Henry Phil- daughter of Thomas Briggs, and (second) 
lips, bom April 4, 1853, at Hilo, is a resident Hannah Sherman. He died June 3, 1746,. 
of New Bedford, Mass., the well known pro- aged eighty-three. His children were: David, 
prietor in the line of men's furnishings of one bom Sept. 19, 1689; Susanna, Jan. 1, 1691; 



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Deborah, Dec. 30, 1692 ; Timothy, Jan. 30, Syracuse, where' he if aa one of the pioneers in 

1695; Mary, Jan. 23, 1697; Hannah, March the salt manufacturing business, having con- 

18, 1699; Thomas, March 27, 1702; Elizabeth, structed salt works in that section. Later he 

May 20, 1704; James, Aug. 4, 1706; Judith, returned to Massachusetts and at New Bed- 

Oct. 17, 1708 (all to the first marriage) ; Ben- ford and vicinity became engaged in the manu- 

jamin. May 18, 1715; Ebenezer, Dec. 3, 1716; facture of salt — principally Epsom and Glauber 

Susanna, Sept. 27, 1718; Elisha, Aug. 6, 1720; salts for medicinal and mercantile purposes, 

Joseph, and Abigail. prospering in his undertaking. Later he was 

Thomas Akin, son of Capt. John, was born a surveyor of lumber in New Bedford and 

in the town of Dartmouth, Mass., March 27, here liis last years were spent in his home on 

1702, and moved first to New Jersey and later Griffin street, where his daughter Miss Helen 

to Nova Scotia. He married Abigail Allen, B. Akin now makes her home. He took much 

bom Dec. 16, 1705, daughter of Ebenezer pride in his garden. He died Feb. 15, 1888, 

Allen, and their children were : Timothy, bom at the age of eighty-five, 

Dec. 27, 1730; Abial, March 18, 1732; Mr. Akin married Oct. 31, 1833, in New 

Thomas, Jan. 19, 1733 (died young) ; Stephen, Bedford, Roby Taher, bom Dec. 4, 1801, 

July 18, 1739 (married April. 2, 1761, Eliza- daughter of Francis and Lydia (Russell) Ta- 

beth King); Mary, April 19, 1741; Thomas ber, and granddaughter of Benjamin and 

(2), May 3, 1743. Eunice Worth (Gardner) Taber and of Wil- 

Thomas Akin (2), son of Thomas, born liam and Welthan (Spencer) Russell; a his- 

May 3, 1743, came back from Nova Scotia and tory of the Taber and Russell families appears 

made his home in Dartmouth. On April 29, elsewhere in this publication. To this union 

1767, he married Rebecca Russell, daughter of were born children as follows: Helen B., born 

Timothy and Rhoda (Potter) Hussell. She 12th month, 3, 1834, is unmarried and living 

was bom March 3, 1748, and died Aug. 17, at the homestead in New Bedford; Francis 

1803, Their children were : Roby, bom Jan. Taber is mentioned below ; Thomas, bora 10th 

30, 1768, who married Benjamin Taber Sept. month, 21. 1838, now of St. Louis, Mo., mar- 

7, 17B9; Abiel, bom Oct. 28, 1770; Stephen, ried Annie Thornton, born 1st month, 29, 

born Feb. 28, 1774, who died young; Susanna, 1840, daughter of Capt, John A. Macomber. 

bora March 15, 1777; Abigail, born June 9, The mother of these died Dec. 18, 1898, at the 

1780, who married May 26, 1802, Gideon age of ninety-seven years; she was buried in 

Shepherd; Lurania, born April 4, 1782, who the Rural .cemetery, as was also her husband, 

married Nov. 6, 1803, John Wood; Charles, They were members of the Society of Friends. 

bom Dec. 30, 1784, who married Batlisheba Francis Taher Akin, son of Seth Kelley 

Kelley; and Timothy, born April 2, 1790, who Akin, was bora in New Bedford Jan. 12, 1837, 

died in Westport March 11, 1873. . and there attended school. In 1856, when 

Abiel Akin, son of Thomas (2), bora Oct. nineteen years old, he was apprenticed to Wil- 

28, 1770, settled in the town of Yarmouth, liam B. Cook. On Jan. 12, 1§60, Mr. Akin 

Mass., where he made his home. He married became the successor of Mr, Cook, with whom 

(first) Catharine Kelley June 12, 1794. She he had served hie apprenticeship. Buying out 

died at Yarmouth April 2, 1811, aged thirty- his employer at the age of twenty-three, he 

eight years, and was buried there. She was a started in business in all the vigor of sturdy 

«ister of Zeno and Seth Kelley. On Nov. 29, young manhood, continued to work hard and 

1813, he married (second) Mary Wing. To faithfully, and succeeded in building up a very 

the first marriage were born: Rebecca, who successful business. In 1874 he formed a 

married Daniel Swift, of Falmouth ; Thomas ; partnership with the late Col. Samuel C. Hart, 

David Kelley, a prominent banker and business who was then engaged in the coal business in 

man of Yarmouth, who died there Aug. 23, New Bedford. They amalgamated their in- 

1887, aged eighty-eight years: Joseph; Seth terests under the fimi name of Hart & Akin, 

Kelley ; Deborah ; Catharine, and Roby. which continued until the death of Colonel 

Seth Kelley Akin, son of Abiel, was born Hart, in 1894, at whieh time Mr. Akin took 
April 23, 1803, in the town of Yarmouth, and his two sons into the business, forming a part- 
there grew to manhood. When a young man nership under the firm name of F. T. Akin & 
he came to New Bedford, and was engaged in Co. Since then the business has grown stead- 
the construction of the salt works for Samuel ily until to-day they are among the largest deal- 
Leonard. Later he was engaged in a like ca- ers in coal, wood and paint in New Bedford, 
pacity for James Arnold, at South Dartmouth. The main office is at the corner of Walnut and 
He moved to New York State, locating at Water streets, with branches at No. 84 Pleas- 



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ant street. No. 1218 Acushnet avenue. No. 129 wliich he held the office of president and is 

Cove street. No. 9 North Water street, and now a member of the executive committee; he 

their coal wharf, located at the foot of Coffin is a member of the International Association 

street. Although over fifty years in business of Painters and Decorators, 

Mr. Alri" is still active and tends strictly to Mr. Akin married Jan, 9, 1907, LIuewellyn 

his aifairs, to which he gives much time and Hathaway, and two children have been bom to 

attention, and he is ably assisted by his sons, them, Francis Taber (2) (bom March 28, 

who are men of progressive ideas and thrift 1909) and Bryant Hathaway (July 13, 1910). 

And enterprise. Mr. Akin is a Republican in his political views. 

With all bis business cares Mr. Akin has He is a member of the Unitarian Church, 

found time to devote to the public welfare of Domestic in bis tastes, he takes great pleasure 

his city. He served as member of the school in hia home aud family. 

J>oard for three years. He has been a member Charles Gardner Akin, youngest son of 

of the city council, serving under Mayor Francis Taber Akin, was born in the city of 

Oeorge B. Richmond. For twenty-five years New Bedford April 12, 1870. He was edu- 

he has been a trustee of the Swain school, of cated in the public snd high schools of his na- 

New Bedford. He is a director of the Mer- tive city and attended nchool for a time in 

chants' National Bank, a trustee of the Five Boston. For five years he was employed in 

Cents Savings Bank of New Bedford, a director Boston, part of that time with the Old Colony 

of the Continental Wood Screw Company, Railroad Company. In 1894 he entered the 

And president of the Automatic Telephone coal, wood and paint business with his father 

ComjMny, of New Bedford. In polities he is and brother, under the firai name of F. T. 

a Republican. Akin &, Co., and has since been a member of 

On Feb. 24, 1864, in New Bedford, Mr. the firm, making himself invaluable to it, and 

Akin married Mary H. Macomber, who was doing much toward its growth and success, 

bom Jan. 6, 1836, in that city, daughter of Mr. Akin has been interested in anything 

Capt. John A. and Jerusha S. (Hart) Ma- which affected the welfare of the city, and 

comber. Three children have blessed this has given much time to the affairs of the New 

■union: Thomas Bryant; Mary Alice, born July Bedford Board of Trade. 

20, 1867, who is at home; and Charles Card- Mr. Akin married Nov. 29, 1898, in New 

ner. Bedford, Caroline Swain Kelley, daughter of 

Thomas Bryant Akin, eldest son of Francis Charles S. Kelley, a well known banker of New 

Taber Akin, was bora in the city of New Bed- Bedford. They have two children, Charles 

ford Jan. 10, 1866. He received his educa- Gardner, Jr., born Aug. 15, 1900, and Caro- 

tional training in the public and high schools, lyn, born Oct. 4, 1901. Mr. Akin is a Repub- 

also the Lowell School of Design, connected lican, and served two years in the Common 

wiUi the Massachusetts Institute of Technol- Council, 1900-1901. He is a member of the 

«gy of Boston, where he graduated in 1887, Unitarian Church; is fond of his home, and 

He accepted a position with the American mjich devoted to his wife and family. 
Decorative Company, of Boston, with whom he 

was employed for four years. In 1890 he THOMAS AKIN, younger son of Seth Kel- 
went to Europe for that firm and transacted ley and Hoby (Taber) Akin, was bom in New 
business for them in Belgium and England. Bedford Oct. 21, 1838, and attended the local 
In 1891 he returned home to New Bedford public schools, graduating at the high school, 
and entered the employ of Hart & Akin, of He began work as a clerk with the firm of 
which firm his. father was the junior member, George & Robert H. Taber, ship agents and 
and there be continued until the death of Col- coal dealers at that time in New Bedford, with 
onel Hart, when he became a member of the whom he remained four years. After leaving 
firm, and has been for the last sixteen years their employ he went West, in the early sixties, 
associated with his father and brother in the locating in Chicago, III., where he became en- 
business under the firm name of F. T. Akin & gaged as a grain dealer. There he lived and 
Co. Mr. Akin is a man of enterprise and was in business for a period of seventeen years, 
progress, who gives close attention to business, successfully carrving on the grain commission 
and it is to his energy that much of the success business. In 1879 he went to St. Louis, Mo., 
of the business is due. He is a mem- and there established himself in the same line, 
ber of the American Society of Testing which he still continues, Mr. Akin has been 
Materials, also member of the State Ab- engaged in the same business for upward of a 
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membership in the St. Louis Mercliaiits' Ex- 
change and the Chicago Board of Trade. He 
devotes all his time and attention to his busi- 
uess and family atfaira, belonging to no secret 
or political organizations. Socially he is a 
member of the St. Louis Club, of St. Louis and 
of the New Bedford Yacht Club. 

On Oct. 3, 1866, Mr. Akin was married in 
New Bedford to Annie Thornton Macomber, a 
native of that place, daughter of the late Capt. 
John A. and Jerusha S. (Hart) Macomber. 
Mrs. Akin, like her husband, is interested in 
her old New England home, and enjoys the 
Bummers spent among relatives and friends. 

Three children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. 
Akin, namely: (1) Thomas Russell, bom in 
New Bedford, received his preparatory educa- 
tion at Sraitli Academy, in St. Louis, after 
which he entered Harvard, where he was grad- 
uated in the class of 1890, with the A. B. de- 
gree. He has since been constantly connected 
with the steel industry and is now building a 
steel mill, with offices at St. Louis. He mar- 
ried Margaret Markham, of St. Louis, and they 
have had three children, William Markham, 
Anna Elizabeth (who died young) and Thomas 
Eussell, Jr. (3) John Macomlir died young. 
(3) Robert Macomber, bom in Chicago, was 
educated in St. Louis, taking the course at the 
Manual Training School. He now makes his 
home at Ossining, N. Y., where he is president 
of the Hudson Wire Company. He married 
Charlotte Gertrude Gardner, of Ansonia, 
Conn., and they have two children, Robert Ma- 
comber, Jr., and John Gardner, 

MACOMBER. The Macomber family, of 
which the late Capt. John Arnold Macomber, 
who diiring his life was a well-known mariner 
of New Bedford, was a descendant, is one of 
long standing in New England. The family is 
of Scotch origin, and tradition has it that 
. three brothers, William, Thomas and John, 
came from Scotland at an early period and 
settled in New England, Thomas in Plymouth, 
John in Taunton, and William in Duxbury, 
Mass. From William descended Capt. John 
Arnold Macomber, of N'ew Bedford. 

(In 1904 Dove, Lockhart & Smart, lawyers 
of Edinburgh, wrote to Charles Sumner Ma- 
comber, lawyer of Ida Grove, Iowa, as follows : 
"Judging from your name we should say you 
were undoubtedly a Scot by origin. The name 
*Macomber,' in its various forma, 'McCoombe,' 
'McCuber,' 'Macomber,' 'McOmiah,' "McCom- 
Me,' ie well known here. As you are no doubt 
aware, it is claimed— and the claim we believe 
18 generally admitted — that the Macombers are 



a branch of the clan Mcintosh, also some- 
times called the Shaws. The branch was 
founded by Shaw McDuff, second son of the 
fifth Earl of Fife. You are also no doabt 
aware, the clan Mcintosh was one of the clans 
which took part in the memorable duel on 
the North Inch of Perth, vide Scott's 'Fair 
Maid of Perth,' where they are designated the 
clan Chatten. You will also see in Scott's 
'Waverly' that a scion of the clan, 'Evan Dha 
Macombish,' is one of the leading personages.") 

(I) William Macomber, bom about 1610, 
followed the occupation of cooper. Upon com- 
ing to America he settled in Duxbuiy, Mass., 
and was in Dorchester in 1638, having men- 
tion on the Plymouth Colony record April 22d 
of that year. Later he moved to Marshfield, 
where he was a surveyor in 1653, and became 
prominent in the public affairs. A sworn 
statement made March 1, 1655, gives his age 
as forty-five years. His death occurred about 
1670. The Christian name of his wife was 
TJrsilla, and their children were: John; Wil- 
liam; Thomas, who married Sarah Crocker j 
Matthew, bom Feb. 3, 1648, who died un- 
married in 1670; Edith, who married in Marsh- 
field, in November, 1654, John Lincoln, of 
Hingham; Sarah, who married in Marshfield, 
Nov, 6, 1666, William Brigga; Hannah, who 
married in October, 1673, John Randall, of 
Scituate; and Ursilla, who married Dec. 9, 
1673, Nicholas White, Jr. 

(II) John Macomber, son of William, was 
bora at Marshfield. He was known as John 
Macomber the cooper. He married Hannah 
Babbitt, bora March 9, 1660, daughter of Ed- 
ward and Sarah Miles (Fame) Babbitt. Ed- 
ward Babbitt was killed by the Indians. In 
1691 John Macomber was a soldier in King 
William's war. He made his will in 1716, 
and was living in 1718. Children: William, 
bom in 1684; Sarah, who married about 1716 
William Hoar, and died Jan, 13, 1757; Dam- 
aris, who married Dec. 10, 1712, Josiah Chase; 
Esther; Hannah; and Ruth. 

(III) William Macomber, son of John, bom 
in 1684 in Taunton, Mass., married Hannah 
Hoskins, bom Feb. 14, 1678. daughter of Wil- 
liam and Sarah (Caswell) Hoskins. She died 
in September, 1764. Mr. Macomber died be- 
tween 1748 and 1759. Children : John, 
Henry, Stephen, Jacob, William, Abigail, Ur- 
silla (bom Jan. 5, 1708, married Isaac Briggs), 
Jude, Hannah (married Benjamin Bassett, of 
Bridgewater) , Mary, and Damaris (married 
Timothy Rogers), 

(IV) Henry Macomber, son of William, bom 
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war. He made his home in Taunton and was two years. Their children were: Mary H., 

twice married, his first wife being Haooab, bom Jan, 6, 1836, married Feb. 24, 1864, 

his second, whom he married March 1, ITS?, Francis Taber Akin, of New Bedford; Annie 

Susan Throcker, of Taunton, daughter of T., bora Jan. 29, 1840, married Oct. 3, 1866, 

Eleazer and Hannah (Short) Pratt. Children: Thomas Akin, and they reside in St. Louis, 

Reuben, a soldier in the Revolutionary war; Mo. ; Catharine Tredway, bom March 23, 1841, 

Lucy, who married Samuel Leonard; Sally, died Jan. 28, 1842; Catharine Tredway (2), 

who married Nehemiah Chase; Susan; Ne- bom June 27, 1843, married June 4, 1869, 

hemiah; Israel; Lemuel, and Seth. William H, Matthews; John Robert, bom 

(V) Lemuel Macomber, son of Henry, was April 81, 1845, married Nov. 13, 1874, Ella 

bom in Tauuton about 1759. He fought in Borden Cooke; Emma Amold, bom April 17, 

the BevolutionaiT war, enlisting April 1, 1776, 1848, married Jan, 8, 1885, Alfred Mnnson 

and again March 3, 1780. He ied at New Butler ; Lizzie Jerusha, bom Dec. 10, 1853, 

Salem, Mass., May 24, 1827, aged sixty-eight married Oct. 17, 1878, Dr. A. Martin Pierce, 

years. He married Feb. 26, 1782, in Middle- and resides in New Bedford; Helen Bryant, 

boro, Mass., Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel and bom Feb. 4, 1856, married Jan. 16, 1879, Al- 

Elizabeth (Bryant) Hooper. Their children' bion Turner Brownell, and died June 17, 

were: Lemuel, bom in 1800, who married 1903; Lucy Crapo, bom Dec. 31, 1857, married 

Lucy Philbrick; and Bryant. June 10, 1884, Albert H. Ewing, U. S. R., 

( vl) Bryant Macomber, son of Lemuel and who died December, 1893, and she married 

Sarah, married Jan. 30, 1811, Priscilla Briggs, (second) Nov. 10, 1897, Herman Winter, con- 

of Itochester. He died in the South and his nected with North German Lloyd Steamship^^ 

widow married (first) a Mr. Haynee and (see- Company, 
ond) Bailey Hathaway, and she died aged 

seventy-six years. Bryant Macomber was the NATHAN KEITH. In the death of 

father of: John Arnold, bom Oct. 11, 1812; Nathan Keith, who died in Brockton, Mass., 

Sarah H., bora July 28, 1814, who married on April 26, 1899, at the age of eighty-five 

May 29, 1831, Andrew 6. Devenport; Rhoda, years, the community lost one of its substantial 

bora Feb. 16, 1816, who married July 14, 1833, citizens, one who had done much toward the 

Benanuel Head. development and substantial growth of the sec- 

(VII) Capt. John Amold Macomber, son tion of the city in which the greater part of his 
of Bryant and Priscilla (Briggs) Macomber, active life had been spent. Mr. Keith was an 
was bom in New Bedford Oct. 11, 18118, At honored representative of several of New Eng- 
the early age of seventeen he took up a sea- land's earliest and most distinguished families, 
faring life, shipping on a whaling vessel. He numbered among whom were "Mayflower" 
followed the whaling industry for a number stock as well as Revolutionary ancestry. 
of years, becoming a well-known master Across the sea the Keiths were among the 
mariner. He was captured by the Rebel ship most ancient families of Europe. Of the no- 
"Shenandoah" during the Civil war, o£E the bility of Scotland, while some were originally 
Okhotsk sea, with twenty-nine other ships, Scots, others at different times came hither ■ 
which were burned or destroyed. Upon re- from foreign countries. To the latter class he- 
tiring from the whaling buaineaa, he embarked longed the Keiths, it being the supposition 
in the oil and petroleum business, being ex- that the ancient family derived its origin from 
tensively engaged with Edmund Taber in the one Robert, who was of German origin, a 
oil fields at Parkersburg, Va., and Parkers chieftain among the Catti, from which it is 
I^anding, Pa. This business he successfully said came the surname Keith. The ancestral 
followed up to the time of his death, which line of the Keith family from the first Ameri- 
occurred April 15, 1875, at Parkers Land- can ancestor, through which descended the late 
ing. Pa. His remains were brought to Nathan Keith, is given below, in chronological 
New Bedford and interred in the Rural cem- order. 

etery. Mr. Macomber was a man well known, (I) Rev. James Keith was bora in 1644, and 
and much respected by all who knew him, and was educated at Aberdeen, Scotland, where 
he left the record of an honorable career which he was graduated, likely from Marischal Col- 
was a fine example to be followed. lege (educated as tradition says at the expense 

Oaptein Macomber was married to Jerasha of a maiden aunt), his name appearing on 

S. Hart, bom April 6, 1811, in Dartmonth, the roll of that college in 1657, said college 

daughter of Joseph and Mary (Smitii) Hart, having been founded by George, the fifth Earl 

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eighteen years, he emigrated to ttiia country, have been a man of influence in both civil and 

arriving in BoBtou in 1662. He was introduced religious matters. 

to the church at. Bridgewater by Ur. increase (HI) Nathan Keith, the third son of Timo- 

Mather, whom he always esteemed as his pa- thy, was born Dec. 16, 1714, and married in 

tron and best friend. His settlement in Bridge- 1746 Hannah Snell, daughter of Joseph Snell. 

water took place Feb. 18, 1664, and the house Their children were: Mehitable, born in 1747; 

in which he lived and died is still standing, Simeon, 1749; Damans, 1751; Isaac, 1753; 

and is situated on the north side of River Jonathan, 1754; Hannah, 1756; Martha, 

street, near the intersection of Forest street. 1761; and Nathan, Jr., 1764. The father of 

His advice and influence with the civil authori- these children died in 1786, aged seventy-two 

ties of the Colony seem to have been consider- years. 

able, and although he at times differed from (IV) Simeon Keith, eldest son of Nathan, 
others his opinions had great weight. On May was born in 1749, and married in 1775 Molly 
3, 1668, Rev. Mr. Keith married Susanna Ed- Cary, daughter of Col. Simeon Gary and his 
son, daughter of Deacon Samuel and Susanna wife Mary (Howard), the former of whom was 
(Orcutt) Edson, the former of whom was born a descendant in the fourth generation from 
in England in 1612, and emigrated to this John Gary, who came from Somersetshire, 
country, settling first at Salem, whence he re- England, and settled in Dusbury, Mass., in 
moved to Bridgewater, where he erected the 1639, later becoming one of the first settlers 
first mill in the old town, and was deacon of of Bridgewater, where he was the first town 
the church over which Rev. Mr. Keith pre- clerk; and the latter a direct descendant in 
sided. To this union were bom children as fol- the fourth generation from John Howard, who 
lows: James, Jr., Joseph, Samuel, Timothy, came from England and settled first at Dux- 
John, Joeiah, Margaret, Mary and Susanna, bury, later becoming one of the first settlers 
Themotherof these children died Oct. 16, 1705, of the West parish of Bridgewater, in 1651. 
aged sixty-five years, and he married (second) Col. Simeon Cary was a captain in the French 
in 1707 Mary, widow of Thomas Williams, of and Indian war in 1758 and 1759, and was a 
Taunton, Mass. Rev. Mr. Keith passed away colonel in the Revolutionary war in 1776. To 
July 83, 1719, aged seventy-six years, in West Simeon and Molly (Cary) Keith were bom 
Bridgewater, having labored in the ministry of children as follows: Hampden, bom in 1776; 
the town for fifty-six years, and proved him- Hannah, 1777; Molly, 1779; Austin, 1781; 
self a worthy man and a faithful shepherd over Sidney, 1783; Martha, 1785; Pardon, 1787; 
his infant and feeble flock. Bhoda, 1790; Silvia, 1793; and Keziah, 1794. 
(II) Timothy Keith, the fourth son of Eev. Simeon Keith died June 24, 1S28, aged aev- 
James Keith and his wife Susanna (Edson), enty-nine years, and hie widow died ^pt. 25, 
was born in 1683, and early in the eighteenth 1832, aged seventy-eight years. Simeon Keith 
century became one of the first settlers of the was engaged in farming, and in connection 
North parish of Bridgewater, now Brockton, with his agricultural pursuits made frequent 
where his descendants have been numerous trips to Boston by team, returning with hides 
and prominent and influential citizens. Timo- for the shoemakers, and also collected the hair 
thy Keith married Feb. 1, 1710, Hannah therefrom, which he disposed of to the masons 
Fobes, daughter of Deacon Edward Fobes, and to be used in mixing moriar, etc. In this bus- 
to this union were bom four children, as fol- iness he was succeeded by his son Pardon, who 
lows : Timothy, Jr., Abiah, Nathan and Han- followed the same for a number of years, until 
nah. The mother died May 23, 1765, and he better shipping facilities came into vogue. 
died Nov. 8, 1767, aged eighty-three years, and (V) Pardon Keith, son of Simeon, was bom 
is interred in the burying ground on Main Dec. 4, 1787, in West Bridgewater, and there 
street, opposite Grove street, Campello, his spent his life engaged in agricultural pursuits, 
grave being marked by a granite monument He owned a large tract of land, which he kept 
which was erected in 1881 by his descendants, well cultivated and improved. In early life 
He was a man who figured conspicuously in he allied himself with the old-line Whigs, and 
town affairs, being one of the original petition- from the organization of the Republican party, 
ers for the establishment of the North parish, in 1856, he was identified with it, being a very 
the moderator of the first meeting held after it stanch adherent to its principles. He affiliated 
became a precinct, and one of the committee with the South Congregational Church at 
of three to consult with Rev. Mr. Porter in Gampello, and in early life was a regular at- 
relation to a settlement with them as a minis- tendant at its services. During the war of 
ter of the gospel, all of which indicate him to 1812 he was a member of the Horse Company, 



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and received a pension for his services. He that day. They soon commenced to take out 
was of a genial, whole-souled nature, and as work from Mitchell & Bryant, but before loug 
a kind and generous neighbor was esteemed by commenced cutting their own stock. Their 
all who knew him. In 1809 he' married Abi- . principal output consisted of brogans, which 
^ail Thayer Wild, daughter of Silas, Jr., and were sold for them on commission In New 
Abigail (Thayer) Wild, of Braintree, Mass., Orleans at a fair profit, from seventy-five cents 
and granddaughter of James Thayer, of Brain- to a dollar a day being at that time considered 
tree, who was a great-grandson of John Alden a pretty good return for a day's work. They 
and Priscilla MuUins, of the "Mayflower," then made the low cut shoes known as sailor's 
1620. Pardon and Abigail T. (Wild) Keith pumps, which were in demand among the 
had nine children, all of whom lived to have whale fishermen then so numerous in New 
families, as follows: Willard, born June 36, Bedford and Nantucket, but the demand was 
1812, married Minerva Jane Fruit and (sec- too limited to make this line exclusive, al- 
ond) Cynthia Bacon; Nathan is mentioned though the pumps took less leather than the 
below; Hannah Haskell, born Nov. 30, 1815, brogans and commanded as good a price, 
married Thomas Packard ; Mary Wild, born Eventually, in partnership with Thomas Pack- 
Feb. 10, 1818, married Abraham M. Clark; ard, the brothers Willard and Nathan Keith 
Betsey Ann, bom March 31, 1820, married founded the firm of W. Keith & Co., for the 
Samuel Kimball; Simeon Cary, bom Sept. 1, manufacture of boots and shoes, locating in a 
1822, married Susan F. Reed; Abigail Thayer, shop opposite the residence of the late Caleb 
bom July 18, 1826, married Charles W. H. Packard. They also opened a boot and 
Bacon; Howard Pardon, born June 13, 1831, shoe store in Albany, N. Y. After one season, 
married Sarah Alden and (second) Mrs. S. business being very poor, Thomas Packard 
Helen Hyde; and Caroline Bond, bora Aug, retired from the company, the factory was 
30, 1836, became the second wife of Charles closed, and the Keith brothers went to Al- 
W. Bacon. The mother of the above children bany. Before long they decided to try their 
died Oct. 19, 1836, and Pardon Keith inar- fortunes in the West, and moving out to 
ried (second) Sarah Snell, daughter of Caleb Columbus, Ohio, they opened a boot and shoe 
Snell, of West Bridgewater. She died Oct. 5, store, buying their stock in Boston. But the 
1863, and he passed away June 25, 1880, aged panic of 1837, with its depressing effect upon 
ninety-two years, six months. business and prospects everywhere, was felt 
(VI) Nathan Keith, son of Pardon, and severely in that location, and in the fall of that 
late of Brockton, was a citizen who did much year they moved to Little Rock, Ark., where 
for the improvement of the place from a ma- tbey conducted the same business for two 
teriai standpoint, building up and developing years. The brothers then bought a steam saw- 
the portion of the town in which he lived for mill, which proved a profitable venture, most 
so many years. He led a quiet life for many of the lumber being sold in the immediate lo- 
years before his death, but his early days were cality, and the rest rafted down the Missis- 
full of adventure typical of the times, when sippi. Nathan Keith retired from the mill 
the new West was being opened up to settle- business in 1839, leaving his brother in charge 
nient and enterprising New Englanders found of it. His next venture ended disastrously, 
an outlet for their ambition in the possibilities In 1840 he purchased a small stock of goods 
of the undeveloped regions extending as far as which he shipped on the steamer "Cherokee," 
the Pacific. Mr. Keith was bom Feb. 11, at Little Rock, for Fort Smith. The next 
• 1814, in what was then known as the West morning they stopped at Lewisburg, and just 
parish of Bridgewater, now included in the as they were leaving the wharf the boilers ex- 
city of Brockton. He was the second son in ploded. Though Mr. Keith was in the social 
the large family his parents reared, and dur- hall directly over the boilers, and was thrown 
ing his boyhood he had the usual experiences to the bank of the river, be was not injured, 
of the youth of that day in farming commnni- but he lost all his goods, and he had to make 
ties. He attended the common schools and another start. Having friends up near the 
alpo a private school in West Bridgewater Indian Nation, he made his home there for the 
taught by Moses Mandell, for a term of about next four years, carrying on stock raising until 
four months. He received the last of his the wolves became so troublesome that he sold 
schooling when about sixteen, after which he out. He had bought about 125 sheep in the 
followed the example of his older brother, who northern part of the State, and drove them 
was learning to make shoes, neither of the down to Grand Prairie, south of the Arkansas 
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Upon Belling out he drove his horBes to Texas also improving the fanii for residence purposes 

and Louisiana, sold them, and went on to JJew and converting it into city property. Per- 

Orleans, engaging in the daguerreotype bus- kins avenue was opened up ttirough his efforts, 

inesB in that city and in the villages in Louisi- and over eighty houses were built on the farm 

ana and Alabama. Early in lUi^ he went to during bis lifetime, about the same number 

Matamoras and Fort Brown, Texas, clerking going up on tlie adjoining estates within a per- 

in a store in the latter place. iod of twenty years. He was a successful busi- 

In Kovember, 1849, he left Fort Brown for ness man, and gave all his time to his own af- 
Califomia, making a trip which was even more fairs, although he was elected to the first 
adventurous than the ordinary for those times, council chosen for the city of Brockton, being 
He traveled by way of Mexico, the journey to the senior member of that body. When a 
California taking 118 days. He was thirty- young man he belonged to the old Massachu- 
five days on the road to the Pacific ocean, about setts State militia, in 'which he was commis- 
eleven hundred miles, stopping a day each at sioned lieutenant by Governor Davis. In poli- 
Monterey, Saltillo and Biieua Vista, where tics he was originally a Whig, later becoming 
about three years before General Taylor and a Republican, and he voted for both the Har- 
Santa Anna met in conflict. The next stop risons. He was a member of the Society of 
was at Durango, at the foot of the Rockies, Pioneers of New England. Mr. Keith waa a 
about three hundred miles from the Pacific, man of public spirit and interested in every- 
where the company, which consisted of sixty thing that affected the growth of the town, 
men, many of them armed with guns and pis- lending his influence to every good project 
tols, was warned against the Indians of which which needed the support of substantial citl- 
they had heard tales daily, and also against zens. 

attempting to cross the mountains with their On Sept, 15, 1853, Mr. Keith was married 
raw animals and without a pilot. They finally to Elizabeth Copeland Perkins, daughter of 
concluded, however, to ride their own mules, Nahum and Vesta (Copeland) Perkins, of 
over a mule road made by the Mexican gov- North Bridgewater (now Brockton). She 
ernment three or four years before, the pack- passed away in Brockton Jan. 16, 1902, aged 
ing being done by a tribe of Indians. The seventy-five years. They had two children: 
party arrived at the port of Mazatlan, Mexico, AUie Vesta, born Feb. 19, 1857, and Annie, 
on the Pacific, in the middle of January, 1850, bom Sept. 24, 1859, who died Oct. 10, 1859. 
in good condition, sold their stock and saddles The surviving daughter, Allie Vesta, was mar- 
for about three-fourtha of what they had coet ried (first) Nov. 28, 1876, to Paul Franklin 
on the Rio Grande, and fitting up an old hulk Green, and they had one child, Pauline 
of a vessel which they found there sailed for Frances, bom May 30, 1881, who was married 
San Francisco about a week later. After a voy- April 22, 1903, to Dalva H. Swope, M. D., a 
age of thirty-five days and a day's stopover in practicing physician of Brockton ; they have 
San Francisco Mr. Keith went on to Sac- one daughter, Aneta Swope, bora April 9^ 
ramento the next night, took a stem-wheel boat 1904. On June 23, 1885, Mrs, Green married 
for Marysville and from there went on foot to (second) Charles Herbert Kingman, who died 
Foster's Bar, on the Yuba river, a distance of Jan. 87, 1896, and by whom she also had one 
twenty-five niilea. Mr. Keith and his partner daughter, Arlene Lorna, bom July 24, 1686, 
bought a pick and shovel for which they paid who was married Feb. 2, 1909, to Emery 
an ounce— then sixteen dollars — in gold, and Thomdyke Chase, of Brockton, paymaster of 
went to work, the former remaining in Cali- the George E. Keith Company, shoe manufac- 
fomia about three years, engaging in placer turers. On Nov. 4, 1903, Mrs. Kingman mar- 
mining with fair success, and also packing sup- ried (third) 'Willie H. Packard, of Brockton. 
plies to the mines and keeping a toll bridge Mr^. Packard and her two daughters are 
on the Yuba river. He did well while in Cal- prominent members of Deborah Sampson 
iforoia, but principally by San Francisco in- Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolu- 
vestments which paid a high rate of interest, tion, in which they all take a very active part. 
Returning to his old home in Maes(ichu setts' in I^ukins. (I) Abraham Perkins waa one of 
1853, Mr. Keith was a resident of Brockton to the first settlers of Hampton; was made a free- 
the close of his life, his death occurring there man May 13, 1640. He was a man of good 
April 86, 1899, when he was eighty-five years education, an excellent penman, and much em- 
old, ployed in town business. He died Aug. 31,. 

After his return to Brockton Mr. Keith set- 1683. and his widow Mary died May 29, 1706. 

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ried Hannah, widow of Henry Cookery, and water, serving that society in variouB official 

daughter of Bobert Long, Sr. He lived at capacities. His children were: Elizabeth 

Charleatown, Copeland, who married Nathan Keith; and 

(IIl^ Luke PerkinB (2), bom March 18, Sally, who married Caleb H, Lothrop, of Ran- 

1667, married Martha, daughter of Ijot and dolph, Maesachueetts. 

Elizabeth (Walton) Conant. He lived in (VIII) Elizabeth Copeland PerkinB, daugh- 

Marblehead, Beverly, Wenham, Ipswich and ter of Nahum and Vesta (Copeland) PerkinB, 

Flympton. He was a blacksmith by occupa- married Sept. 15, 1853, Nathan Keith, 
tion. 

(IV) Mark Perkins, baptized in Beverly FOSTER (Eockland family). The Foster 
April 30, 1699, married Dorothy, daughter of family of 'Bockland, the head of which was 
Matthew Whipple, Jr., of Ipswich. He moved the late Hon. Nathan B. Foster, a leading buai- 
to North Bridgewater, Mass., probably about ness man and prominent public official of the 
l'!'40-41, being the first- of the name to dome to town, is a branch of the earlier Cape Cod 
that place. He was a blacksmith by trade, family of the nams and it of the still earlier 
He settled on a tract of land at the corner of Weymouth Foster family, the immigrant settler 
what is now Perkins avenue and Summer and ancestor being Sergt. Thomas Foster, The 
street, Brockton, near where Mrs. Allie V. latter was born in England about 1600, son 
Packard now lives, she still occupying a part of Rev. Thomas Foster and his wife Abigail 
«f the original tract, Perkins avenue taking its Wimes, and married Elizabeth. He came to 
name from this family. This tract has been America in the ship "HercuJes" in 1634, was 
so extensively improved since that it now con- for a time an inhabitant of Boston, Wey- 
tains nearly 150 houses. The foxmtain which mouth and other points, dying April ^, 1682. 
stands at the junction of Perkins avenue and From this (I) Sergt. Thomas Foster the 
Summer street was erected in 1890, by Mrs. descent of the late Hon. Nathan B. Foster of 
Elizabeth Copeland (Perkins) Keith, Mrs. Bockland is through 

Packard's mother, in memory of her father, the (II) Deacon John Poster, who was bom Oct. 

late Nahnm Perkins. • 7, 1642, in Weymouth, and married Mary, 

(V) Josiah Perkins, son of Mark, was born daughter of Thomas Chillingsworth, of Marsh- 
Jan. 4, 1727, and married Aug. 17, 1755, Abi- field. 

gail Edson, daughter of Benjamin and Joanna (III) Deacon Chillingsworth Foster, a 

(Orcutt) Edson. Their children wwe: Mehita- prominent man of Harwich, bom July 11, 1690, 

ble, Abigail, Mark, Josiah, Sarah, Benjamin, in Marshfield, married Mercy Freeman, of Har- 

Silvia, Jacob and Shepard. The father of wich, and lived in that part of the latter town 

these children died Aug. S, 1798, in his seven- that became Brewster. 

ty-second year, and the mother died Sept. 11, (IV) Isaac Foster, bom June 17, 1718, in 

1825, aged ninety years. Harwich, married Nov. 3, 1738, Hannah Sears, 

(VI) Josiah Perkins, Jr., son of Josiah, was of Harwich, said to be a direct descendant of 
born Oct. 9, 1762, and married Jan. 14, 1790, one of the "Mayfower" Pilgrims. 

Anna Reynolds, daughter of Jonas and Anna (V) Nathaniel Foster, of Harwich, bom 

(Perkins) Reynolds. They had children: Jo- April 8, 1751, in Harwich, married there Dec. 

nas, who married Bhoda Keith; Nahum, who 11, 1775, Mary Hopkins and lived in the town 

married Vesta Copeland; and Mehitable, who of Brewster, Massachusetts, 

married Charles Keith. The mother of these (VI) Solomon Foster, of Brewster, Mass., 

children died June 18, 1846, aged seventy- bom there Aug. 4, 1785, married Polly Peaks, 

seven years, and the father died Sept. 7, 1848, (VII) Solomon Foster (2), bora May 31, 

aged nearly eighty-six years. He was a black- 1811, in Brewster, Barnstable Co., Mass., was 

smith. there educated, and learned the trade of cur- 

(VII) Nahum Perkins, son of Josiah, Jr., rier, which he followed in many parts of this 
was bom Aug. 28, 1792, and married May 17, State, including Charlestown, and at Chester, 
1820, Vesta Copeland, daughter of Caleb and Vt. In 1852 he settled in East Abington 
Sally (Byram) Copeland, and a direct descend- (now Rockland), where he continued to follow 
ant of Lawrence Copeland, of Braintree, Mass., his trade for the remainder of his life. He 
who was the first of the name in this country, enlisted during the Civil war in Company G, 
Mr. Perkins, like bis ancestors before him, was 12th Massachusetts Regiment, and served thir- 
a blacksmith, which trade he followed for teen months, being mustered out of the service 
many years. He was an aetive member of the on account of disability. Mr. Foster married 
First Congregational Church of North Bridge- July 20, 1834, Martha Williams, bora Aug. 

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27, 1814, in Boston, daughter of Boardman faithfully for a dozen years or more as chief 

Williams, of Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Fob- engineer of the fire department and his 

ter lived in Brewster, Mass., Boston and voluntary retirement at the end of that period 

Abington. He died Dec. 31, 1867, aged vras a source of regret to all those interested 

fifty-six years, seven months. Their chil- in fire department matters, for in everything 

dren were as follovrs : Martha Augusta, bom pertaining to department business the town had 

May 17, 1835, married Isaac Hopkins, and implicit confidence in the judgment of Chief 

died July 4, 1906 ; Mary Fessenden, bom April Foster. On retiring from the fire department 

38, 1837, died Sept. S8, 1838 ; Harriet Maria, he remained an honorary member of it. He 

bom June 26, 1839, died Aug. 20, 1840; was of a social disposition and bad a wide 

Solomon Bosrdman, bom June 25, 1^41, was circle of friends in Uiis section. He served a» 

wounded at the battle of Bull Run and died water commissioner for a number of years and 

frcnn the effects of his injuries Sept. 4, 1862; was a member of many organizations, including 

William Edward, bora Aug. 5, 1844, died Dec. the Union Glee Club and the Rockland Com- 

8, 1894, in Rockland (he married Rachel Abbie mercial Club, being chairman of the executive 

Lane); Nathan Burnham was bom Aug. 4, committee of the latter organization; Old 

1847; Lillias Adelaide, bom Jan. 8, 1850, mar- Colony Lodge, K. of P.; John Cutler Lodge, 

ried Joshua Thomas ; Mary Harriet, born Feb. A. F. & A. M., of Abington, Old Colony Com- 

21, 1853, married Edwin Chute and resides mandery, K. T., Aleppo Temple, Order of the 

in Rockland; Idaline and Eveline, twins, bom Mystic Shrine, of Boston, the Massachusetts 

July 22, 1859, died, respectively, Aug. 18, 1860, Fire Chiefs' Association and the Brockton Fore- 

and Oct. 21, 1879. men's and Superintendents' Association. 

{VIII) Nathan Bubnham Foster, son of A Republican in politics, Mr. Foster was a 

Solomon (2) and Martha (Williams) Foster, member of the Republican tovra committee for 

was born Aug. 4, 1847, in Boston, Mass., but some eight years or more, and was an inde- 

when a child went with the family to what fatigable worker for the candidates of Ms party. 

is pow the town of Rockland, which was ever He was elected in the fall of 1908 a member 

afterward his home and where he wrought of the lower house of the General Court from 

life's work. On the breaking out of the Civil the Rockland, Hanover and Hanson district, 

war, or in its early stages, three of the Foster He was renominated for a second term some 

family, father and two sons, gave their services weeks before his death. Of the man and his 

to their country, one of the sons forfeiting services in the Legislature said one of the local 

his life in the cause, all enlisting in the 12th papers: 

Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, "Representative Nathan B. Foster of Rock- 
of which the colonel was Fletcher Webster of land, successor to Rev. Melvin S. Nash as 
Marshfield, who was killed at the battle of Bull representative from the 4th Plymouth, in every 
Run, Va., in 1862, the command becoming way proved to be a worthy representative. The 
known ae the "Webster Regiment." Nathan same independence which always characterized 
B, Foster was too young to enter tiie service, Mr. Nash was displayed in the votes of Rep- 
but he insisted on going South and was with the resentative Foster. He refused to bow to the 
regiment for a considerable time, though not mandate of the State machine that all direct 
an enlistod man. He was educated in the pub- nomination bills and legislation providing for 
lie schools of his adopted town and on com- SO-cent gas for certain communities be killed 
pleting his course he learned shoemaking. He and supported those bills. A manufacturer 
was employed for years in the various shoe himself, he showed himself to be eminently 
factories in what is now Rockland and vicinity fair to organized labor and supported the bill 
and was for a number of years foreman of limiting the employment of women and minors 
the stitching room at the J. E, French shoe in textile establishments to fifty-four hours 
factory in Rockland. He left that position a a week and also the bill to allow the estab- 
number of years before his death to enter the lishment of peaceful communication with ap- 
firm of P. Thompson & Co., manufacturers of plicants for positions during strikes and lock- 
blackings and stains. The firm is one of the outs, the so-called 'peaceful picketing bill,* 
prominent ones in town. Representative Foster was also an earnest 

Always active and wide-awake, enterprising worker in behalf of the bill to provide that 

and progressive, Mr. Foster proved a valuable goods made in prisons and offered for sale 

citizen and through the force of his make-up should be stamped 'convict made.' This hill, 

rose to positions of trust and responsibility, which would prevent unfair competition with 

as well as of honor. He served Rockland the products of Massachusetts workers, was 



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fcilled by a tie vote. All temperance measures Jacob Nash. She died Dec. 5, 1751. 

fouQd an earnest friend in Mr. Foster, ae did (III) Obadiab Reed, son of William (2), 

Governor Draper's proposition for the settling bom March 14, 1707, died Nov. 4, 1?53, He 

of the transportation muddle in Massachusetts, married Oct. 19, 1731, Mary Na^, daughter 

On the committee on Drainage the Rockland of Ensign James Nash, and to them were born 

man found plenty to do in dealing with the seven children. 

various problems relating to the sewage dis- (IV) Obadiah Reed (2), son of Obadiah, 

posal of the various cities and towns of the born May 15, 1734, married (first) Content 

Commonwealth, being a faithful attendant at Lincoln and (second) Elizabeth Shaw. 

sll hearings of his committee." (V) Joel Reed, son of Obadiah (2) and 

Mr. Foster died Oct. 22, 1909, after a long Elizabeth (Shaw), bom Oct. 2fi, 1771, married 

illness, at his home in Rockland, Mass., in his (first) July 4, 1793, Ruth Gumey, and (sec- 

aiity-third year. The funeral services of the ond) Jane Raymond, a widow. They settled 

deceased were held at the Congregational in Abington. He had nine children. 

Church in Rockland and were very largely at- (VI) Hervey Reed, son of Joel and Ruth 

tended. The members of Old Colony lidge (Gumey), born Feb. 27, 1806, married (first) 

(Knights of Pythias), the Union Glee Club, Oct. 30, 1830, Sally Poole, and (second) Nov. 

lie Rockland fire department and the John 23, 1837, Mary Thaxter Nash, daughter of 

Cutler Lodge (A. F, & A. M.) of Abington, of Micah and Sarah (Thaiter) Nash. The sec- 

which he was a member, attended in a body, ond wife died in Rockland Dec. 25, 1898, One 

The Massachusetts L^islature was represented child, Sarah, was bom to the first imion, June 

by Speaker Walker, Sergeant-at-arms David 29, 1835, and by the second marriage there 

T. Remington, and others. The Massachusetts were children as follows: One bom Oct. 1, 

Firemen's Association was represented, as well 1638, deceased in infancy; Hervey Turner, 

as fire departments of several towns of the bom Macch 39, 1840; Mary Elizabeth, bom 

State. The town oflBciaU of Rockland, and Aug. 13, 1842, who married Dec. 11, 1870, 

many from Abington, attended. The inter- Dan Packard ; Francis Baylies, bom Dec, 36, 

ment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Rock- 1844, who married May 28, 1879, Clara Rey- 

land. The pallbearers were Dr. Oilman Ob- nolds; Abigail Adelaide, bom May 1^, 1847, 

good, Fred 0, Baker, Albert S. Peterson, who married Dec. 24, 1868, Howard Malcolm 

George W. Hyde, George H. Lapbam and Shaw; Alsie Carsilla, bora Aug. 10, 1850, who 

Charles S. Beat. married Nov. 4, 1869, Witlard W. Lewis, and 

Mr. Foster married, at Abington, Feb. 21, died Aug. 28, 1872; one that died in infancy; 

1874, S. Ettie Reed, daughter of Hervey and and Sharlie Ettie, bom April 15, 1854, who 

Mary Thaxter (Nash) Reed, of Abington. To married Feb. 21, 1874, Nathan B. Foster, of 

them was bora one child, Bumham Reed. Rockland. 

(IX) BuBNHAM Reed Fosteh, only child The Nash family, of which Mrs. Foster'* 

of Nathan Bumham and S. Ettie (Reed) Fob- mother was a descendant, is of English origin, 

ter, bom in Rockland Aug. 28, 1887, was (I) James Nash was a freeman in Wey- 

reared in his native place, receiving the greater mouth, Mass., in 1645. 

part of his education in the pubUc and high (II) Lieut. Jacob Nash, bod of James and 

schools there. He also attended Bryant & Alice, was a freeman of Weymouth in 1686. 

Stratton's Commercial College at Boston. He He was the father of eleven children, 

worked for a time in a shoe factory, but is now (HI) James Nash, son of Jacob, was twice 

conducting a store at Accord, Mass., in the married. He resided in the town of Abington, 

town of Hingham. Massachusetts. 

Mrs. S. Ettie (Reed) Foster is a descendant (IV) Lieut. James Nash, son of James, bom 

of the Reed and Nash families of Weymouth in 1705, married Mary Pratt, of Easton, Mass., 

and Abington. and they lived in Abington. He became 

(I) William Reed, the founder of the fam- lieutenant in the militia. 

fly in America, came from England and located (V) James Nash, son of Lieut. James and 

in Weymouth, He died Oct. 15, 1639. He Mary (Pratt), bom in 1737 in Abington, mar- 

married Esther Thompson, daughter of Lieut, ried Tamar Bates. He died June V, 1771, his 

John and Mary (Cook) Thompson, and grand- wife April 10, 1772, 

daughter of Francis Cook, who came in the (VI) James Nash, son of James and Tamar 

"Mayflower," (Bates), bom Sept. 10, 1761, made his home 

(II) William Reed (2), son of William, mar- in the town of Abington, where he died Aug. 
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(VII) Micah Xasfa, son of James, bom Oct, William (bom June 13, 1708), Gerehom, Eliza- 
3, 1788, died March 31, 1849. He married beth, Ruth, Patience, Alice and Innocent. 
Sarah Thaxter, who was born Dec. 13, 1792, (IV) Gershom Wordell (3), son of Ger- 
and their children were bom as follows: Sarah shorn (2) and Sarah (Mott), married in 1743 
Lincoln, Sept. 30, 1814 (died Oct. 12, 1858) ; in Freetown, Mase., Mary, bom Feb. 7, 1720, 
Mary Thaxter, Sept. 20, 1816; Elizabeth Bay- daughter of Thomas and Mary (Durfee) Gage, 
lies, Feb. 9, 1819 ; Bela Thaxter, July 18, of Freetown. Their children of Tiverton town 
1821; Micah, Feb, 28, 1824; Charlotte Brown, record were: Susannah, bora Oct. 25, 1743; 
Sept. 20, 1826; Gridley Thaxter, March 10, Gershom, born Jan. 15, 1745; Mary, bom Aug. 
1828; Benjamin Lincoln, Sept. 14, 1831; and 23, 1747; Sarah, hpra April 14, 1749; and 
James Edward, Sept. 26, 1833. Elizabeth, bora Aug. 30, 1750; and, accord- 

(VIII) Mary Thaxter Nash, bora in Abing- ing to Eli Wodell, Phineaa, Silas, Thomas, 
ton, Sept. 20, 1816, married Nov. 23, 1837, Lovina and Constant, born in that part of 
Hervey Reed, born Feb. 27, 1806, son of Joel Dartmouth now Westport. 

and Ruth (Gurney) Reed. (V) Thomas Wordell, son of Gershom (3) 
and Mary (Gage) Wordell, married Phebe 
MARCUS M. WORDELL, late of Fall River, Borden. Their children were: Silas; Peleg; 
president and one of the founders of the large Anna, who married Pearse Phillip (his sec- 
clothing and men's furnishings house of Wor- ond wife) ; Susan, who married Pearse Phillip 
dell & McQuire Company, was one of the sub- (his first wife) ; Thomas, drowned in the great 
Btantial and leading citizens of the city and gale of September, 1815; Samuel; and John, 
«ne who reached a foremost position in its busi- who married Dianna Wordell. 
ness life wholly as a result of his individual (VI) Peleg Wordell, son of Thomas and 
efforts. Phebe (Borden) Wordell, was born in West- 
Mr. Wordell was a descendant and worthy port, and that town was his place of residence 
representative of an old family in this section, through life. His home for many years was 
tracing his ancestry to (I) William Wordell the first one east of the Narrows in the town 
(spelled in early records Wodell), who was of Westport on the south side of the New Bed- 
of Boston as early as 1637. In 1643 be was ford turnpike, and on the bank of the South 
<me of 'the eleven purchasers of the tract of Watuppa lake. Later he removed to a farm 
land called Shawomet (Warwick). He had on a cross road leading to the Head-of-Weat- 
a grant of land in Portsmouth, B. I., in 1643, port, and there he died. He always followed 
and in that same year he was taken with others farming as an occupation. He married Delana 
before the court at Boston charged with heresy Wordell, a native of Westpori;, whom he sur- 
snd sedition. He was later banished from both vived many years, and their children were : 
Massachusetts and Warwick. He returned to Silas (lived in New Bedford), Abel, Isaac 
Portsmouth; was a freeman in 1655; later was (lived in New Bedford), William (resided in 
commissioner, and for many years between 1664 Fall River), Olive (married Amepzar Durfee) 
and 1686 was deputy. Be died in 1693. The and Caleb (lost at sea). 

Christian name of his wife was Mary, and (VII) Abel Wordell, son of Peleg and De- • 
their children were: Mary, horn in Novem- lana Wordell, and father of Marcus M., was 
ber, 1640; Gershom, July 14, 1642; Sarah, in born in Westport July 24, 1818, and settled 
October, 1644 ; Alice, Feb. 10, 1650 ; and in Fall River when a young man. He was en- 
Prances, July 6, 1652. gaged at teaming, which he followed for a 

(II) Gershom Wodell, bora July 14, 1642, number of years, until he became a member 
married Mary Tripp, daughter of John and of the police force of the city of Fall River, 
Mary (Paine) Tripp, and they were residents so continuing until his death, Oct. 3, 1880. 
of Portsmouth, R. I. Their children were: He was buried in Oak Grove cemetery. Mr. 
William (bom in 1663), Mary, Elizabeth, Wordell married Ardelia Handy, who was bom 
Richard, Return, Gershom, Sarah and Inno- April 12, 1820, in Bristol, R. I., daughter of 
cent. David and Ann (Sisson) Handy, both of whom 

(III) Gershom Wodell (2), son of Gershom, were also natives of Bristol. Mrs. Wordell 
married Sarah, bom Feb. 3, 1670, daughter survived her husband until Sept. 20, 1897. 
of Jacob and Joanna (Slocum) Mott, and they They had a family of ten children, all of whom 
resided in Tiverton, of which town Mr. Wodell reached adult age, and six are yet (1912) 
was an inhabitant at the formation in 1692. living: Delana married Darius Benton, and 
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below; Frank A., a veteran of the CiTil war Mrs. Mareu* M. w^rdeil, 

and for many years a special pension agent jj^^, Madam -^ ^'*'' Street 

in the employ of the government, died In we, memb^n of the Board of OvereeerH of Uie 

M ichi g an; Albert H. is a resident of Fall Poor of this citr, of which your bueband wm a 

Biver; Anna J. died' unmarried; William re- member, desire to ezpreas our heartfelt iympathy in 

Sides at New London, Conn.; Herbert resides ^"Y ^'li'^^' ,.,,.. ^ * . . , 

- o- ■ i' /M." »_ii. -J i T> 1 As a member of this important branch of our 

in Cincinnati, Ohio; Arthur resides at Brook- municipalitT, Mr. Wordell i^ ever manifested an 

line, Mass.; Hiram resides at Chicago, 111.; earnest solicitation for the welfare of the unfortunate 

Walter resides in Boston. !»"'' »' W>e city. 

(VIII) Marcus M. Wordell, eldest son of h^H'V"^^. °* the oHipitions of the office that ha 

XL. 1 J » J 1- j-a 3 I TIT J 11 L "*'"' *"<' *"* spirit he displayed m diacharginff tha 

Abel and Ajdelia (Handy) Wordell, was born duuea of that office, highly commended him to his 

in Fall Elver Aug. 26, 1844. He received aBHociates. 

a fair education in the schools of his native ^^ ^^^ ■ 'i'8'> conception of public trust, and 

«ity. The Wordell family, shortly after the t^^''^ ^?™ , '^?"*'"- .,-^° '"'^ "T *lu"" 

. -i, , ,, ■ j'' L "^ ± ±i_ highest type of our citiEenahip, possessing thoae 

birth of Marcus, occupied a house at the cor- qualities of heart and conscience that made him aa . 

ner of Pleasant and Second streets, where the. able and fearless public servant. 

Evening News building now stands. It was ^" regard for fair play and his disposition to deal 

moved to the rear when the News building was ^^'*^'.^^''™ respected by all with whom h« 

Irailt, and is now occupied by Hart & How- Our poor and unfortunate sick have been bereft 

land. Several of the younger members of the of a sympathetic friend, and his loss will be ain- 

Wordell family were bom in this house. Soon <*'«'y mourned by tie whole oommunity. 

After leaving school Mr. Wordell entered upon " """ 
his business career as clerk in the grocery 
store of Elihn Andrews & Bro., on Pleasant 
street, near Main, and remained there for three 

years. Later he worked for Davis Bros., who Mr. Wordell was a member of the Queque- 

condncted a meat and grocery market on Pleas- ehan and Fall River Driving Clubs. He loved 

ant street. He continued his connection with good horses and during his life owned several 

the groceiT trade until 1871, when he became very fast ones. His two famous horses were 

•clerk in the clothing store of C. E. Vickery, Prince and Fan, and it was Mr. Wordell's 

who occupied a room on Pleasant street which preat delight to drive behind either. Prince 

is now a part of the space occupied by Wordell died years ago, but Fan is alive to-day though 

A McGuire. Remaining in the employ of Mr. more than thirty years old, and is living an 

Vickery until 1884, he formed a partnership easy life at Anthony's boarding stable at Swan- 

with Thomas 0. McGuire, a fellow clerk In Mr. sea. Mr. Wordell was also a great golf enthu- 

Vickery's establishment, under the name of siast and for a man of his age was considered 

Wordell & McGuire. The firm prospered from a fine player. For many years he was a mem- 

the beginning, at different times enlarging their ber of the Fall River Niagara Engine Com- 

<piarters until now the establishment is one of pany No. 4, which was a famous company in 

the largest of its kind in sontheastem Massa- the old fire-fighting days. This company was 

chusettfl. In 1907 the business was incorpo- organized in 1868 and William C. Davol, Jr., 

rated under the name of Wordell & McGuire the present chief of the fire department, was 

Company, with Mr. Wordell as president and its foreman. The roster of the company in- 

Mr. McGuire as treasurer. Mr. Wordell had eluded about fifteen other young men, promi- 

other substantial business connections, being a nent and active in the affairs of the city in 

director of the Maesasoit-Pocasset National those d^vs. Fraternally Mr. Wordell was a 

Bank and a member of the board of trustees member of King Philip Lodge, A. F. & A. M., 

of the TTnion Savings Bank. He was a Re- of Fall River Chapter, R, A. M.. and of Fall 

publican in politics and took a deep interest River Lodge. I. 0. 0. F. He belonged to the 

in the success of the party. But he cared lit- tTnitarian Church. During the time of the 

tie for political preferment, and the only polit- civil war Mr. Wordell enlisted and was sta- 

ical office he ever held was that of member of tioned for several months at Fort Warren, 

the board of overseers of the poor, a position r\ n^ on -loivo -tr nr j n _ ■ i 

ot honor tendered to him by Mayor John T. . ^° 9^ ' l^^r^ 7°i^?f "" 'l?"^^ 

Coughlin during the latter's term of office, and J" ,^^11 ^"" . i'^i.®' ^h^^' * "*^™„«' 

which Mr. Wordell held at the time of his ^^^*- "*?■ They had two children: Annie M., 

death. The following is a copy of a letter to now the wife of Joseph Sherman, of Boston, 

Mrs. Wordell from the board of overseers of and Carrie B.. who is at home. 

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Hotel," Ormond, Fla., late Saturday night, 
Feb. 3, 1912. The news of his death waa a 
phofk to all who knew him, as he had departed 
for the South with liis wife the Thursday of 
the previous week in good Rpirits and appar- 
ently in good health except for a cold whit-h 
liad shown no serious symptoms. Pneumonia 
developed, however, and lie succumbed. A 
local paper said: 

"With the death of Mr. Wordell, the com- 
munity loses another of its strongest and best 
business men, and his loss will be hard to re- 
plat-e. A man of quiet and retiring disposi- 
tion, he was nevertheless popular with all who 
knew him intimately. In bnsiness life he was 
a man of the highest integrity and honorable 
business principles." 

At a special meeting of the executive com- 
mittee of the Fall River Merchants' AsBOcia- 
tion held Feb. 5, 1912, the death of "our es- 
teemed fellow merchant, Marcus M. Wordell, 
which occurred at Ormond, Fla., on Saturday, 
Feb. 3, 1912, was reported, and the following 
memorial was adopted" : 

The Fnll River MerchHnU' Association has learned 
with deepest regret of the lieath of Marcus M. Wor- 
dell one of its most active and zealouB members; 
one 'who was ever ready to give of his time and talents 
in promoting the welfare of the asBociation. 

Honorable in all of his bueiness relations, he waa 
a tvpe of merchnnt whose wi»e coiuisel and sterling 
integrity won for him the confidence and respect 
of his associates. , - ,, 

In his death this anaociation, and the city of Fall 
River, has lost an upright citizen ; one who has long 
and honorablv been identified with the business and 
cii-ic interests of the city, and one whose genial 
personalitv made it a genuine pleasure to be affiliated 
with him'in any association work. 

He waa a member of the executive committee (or 
many years, always ready to coBperate with his 
ftsaocistes in all its undertakings, bringing to all 
of his work sound judgment and courage of his con- 
victions. His Uking off le«ves in our ranks a void 
which will not easily be filled and in our hearts a 

r sincereat 
sympathy. 

Daniel F. Sullivam, 
James C. Bradt, 
Hebsebt C. Talboi, 
For the Association. 

The directors of the Massasoit-Pocasset Na- 
tional Bank, having received with deep sorrow 
the announcement of the death of their asso- 
ciate director, Marcus M. Wordell, and deplor- 
ing the death of a highly esteemed and valued 
member, adopted the followiug memorial: 

Marcus M. Wordpll was bom in Fall River, August. 
1844. and remained a resident of the city until his 
death. After completing his education in the puWic 
schools he entered upon a mercantile career, which 
he pursued with signal success throughout his BubM- 



quent life. Industrious, ent«rprising, capable and at 
the highest integrity of character, he achieved hia 
purposes and received the respect and regard of all 
with whom his business interests brought him into- 
relations. 

He was a director of this institution since its 
organization in 1S03, and previously had been a. 
director in the Massasoit National Bank for nearly 
ten years. He brought to the duties of the position 
keen sagacity, a sound judgment, and indef^ndenoe 
and courage. 

As an associate lie was a man of genial personality, 
strong in his friendships and genuine in character. 
In his death we recognize the loss not only of a man. 
of high ability and cTiaracter, but of a broad-minded, 
public-spirited citizen. 

Chas. M. Shove, Chairman. 
E. Vv. Borden, Clerk. 

BRADFORD KING CUSHMAN, a well- 
known farmer and lumber dealer of North 
Middleboro, Plymouth Co., Mass., is a native 
of that town, bom on a farm in the northern 
part, Aug. 22, 1858. He is a descendant of 
one of the oldest New England families, trac- 
ing his line from Robert Cushman, the Ply- 
mouth Pilgrim and the progenitor of the New 
England Cushmans, who took a conspicuous 
part in the events leading to the coming to New 
England of the "Mayflower" and in the neces- 
sary preliminary arrangements. 

(I) Robert Cushman was a native of Kent,. 
England. With John Carver he was instru- 
mental in effecting the emigration of the Pil- 
grims to Holland, where iie joined them after 
they had been in Leyden several years. He 
became a leading member of the community 
in Leyden and took a deep interest in the 
project of settling in an English colony. He 
wjth Deacon Carver, in 1617, was sent to Lon- 
don to negotiate with the Virginia Company 
for permission to settle on their lands, and to . 
apply -to King James to grant them liberty 
of conscience there. He made a second trip 
there with Elder Brewster in 1619, for the 
same object, when a patent was obtained in 
which the king granted toleration for their 
form of religion so long as they remained 
faithful subjects. The arrangement with the 
London merchant adventurers waa concluded 
through his agency. He and Carver then re- 
turned to England to collect subseriptionB, . 
make purchases, and prepare for the voyage. 
They chartered the "Mayflower." Cushman, 
who was given the oflice of assistant governor, 
embarked with his family on the "Speedwell" 
in August, 16S0, when the two vessels began 
the voyage together; but when the "Mayflower" 
sailed again alone, in September, with only 
a part of the company, he remained behind 
to act as their financial agent in England and 
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land in 1631 in the "Fortune," taking with Isaac, bom Nov. 13, 1676; Kebekah, Nov. 30, 
him his only bod, Thomas. He returned to 1678 (marriedJacob Mitchell, Nov. 18, 1701) ; 
Europe to manage the business of the GoloniBts Mary, Oct. 12, 1682 (married March 19, 
there, but left his son in the family of Gov- 1702, Robert Waterman, of Halifax, Mass.) ; 
emor Bradford. lu 1633, with Edward Win- Sarah, April 19, 1684 (married James Bryant, 
slow, be obtained a grant of territory on Cape of Halifax, and, second, James Bradford, of 
Ann, where a new band of Puritans made the Halifax) ; lehabod, Oct. 30, 1686; Feare, 
first permanent settlement within the limits of 'March 10, 1689 (married William Sturtevant, 
the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mr. Cnshman of Halifax, Feb. 12, 1708). 
died in 1635 in England. (IV) Ichabod Cnshman, son of Rev. Isaac, 
One of the descendants of this Eobert Cush- bom in Plymouth, Oct. 30, 1686, married 
man, Thomas by name, and a fanner of (first) Esther Barnes, daughter of Jonathan 
Plympton, Mass., seems to have removed to Bames, and (second) Nov. 17, 1713, Patience 
Bridgefrater (the first interior settlement in Holmes, daughter of John Holmes. He lived 
the Colony), where his only son, Thomas in Plympton and later in Middleboro. After 
Cushman, was born and passed a long, honor- his death his widow married Elnathan Wood, 
able and useful life. The Cushman name has Children: Joanna, bom Bee. 17, 1713, mar- 
continued in that locality to the present, and ried lehabod Bosworth ; William, bora Oct, 13, 
they have been among the substantial citizens 1715, died Aug. 37, 1768; Sarah, bora Nov. 
of that Old Colony tovm for several genera- 8, 1717, married Aug. 18, 1735, Daniel 
tions. From Robert Cushman, Bradford King Vaughn; Experience, bora July 13, 1719, 
Cushman is descended through Thomas, Rev, married Sept. 6, 1737, Jonathan Smith; Pa- 
Isaac, Ichabod, Ichabod (2), Earl and Earl H. tienee, bom April 8, 1721, married Caleb Stur- 
Cushman. These generations in detail and in tevant July 33, 1739 ; Mary, bora Dec. 33, 
the order named follow. 1723, married Nov. 34, 1743, Jedediah Lyon; 
(II) Thomas Cnshman, bora in England in Ichabod was bom May 13, 1735; Rebekah, born 
1608, came to New England with his fattier July 11, 1737, on Jan. 14, 1743, married 
Robert in 1631 in the ship "Fortune." The Manassah Clapp; Isaac, bom Aug. 13, 1730, 
father returned to England in a few days, died August, 1820, married Sarah Miller, 
leaving his only son in the family of his (V) Ichabod Cushman (2), son of Ichabod, 
friend. Governor Bradford. Thomas was ad- bora in Middleboro, Mass., May 12, 1735, mar- 
mitted a freeman in 1633; served as juryman ried (first) March 4, 1751, Patience Makefem, 
in 1635. About this time, in 1635 or 1636, he and (second) Hope White. His children were: 
married Mary Allerton, daughter of Isaac Al- By the first marriage — Experience, bom March 
lerton, who came over in the "Mayflower," in 9, 1753, married Jacob Spear; Molly, bom 
1630; and they lived together in (iiat relation April 30, 1754, married Joshua Wood, of 
for fifty-five years, she surviving him less than Middleboro; Ichabod, bora March 38, 1757, 
a decade. It is believed that he removed to married Nov. 28, 1782, Molly Morton ; Eobert 
what is now Kingston not long after his mar- was bom April 34, 1761 ; Holmes, bom Oct, 
riage. He succeeded as ruling elder of the 23, 1762. died Aug. 31, 1833; Sylvanus was 
church at Plymouth in 1649 the venerable bora April 27, 1764; Earl was bom Oct. 16, 
Elder Brewster, and sustained that relation 1767; by the second marriage — John, born 
until the time of his death — a period of up- Jan. 9, 1775, married Rebecca Clapp in 1799. 
ward of forty-two years. He died Dec. 11, (VI) Earl Cushman, son of Ichabod (2), 
1691, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. was bora in the town of Middleboro, Mass., 
With her husband Mrs. Cushman was a mem- Oct. 16, 1767, and moved with the family to 
her of the church at Pl3nmouth. She died in Woodstock, Vt., where he followed farming. 
1691, at the advanced age of ninety, being the Later he returned, settling with his family in 
last survivor of those who came over in the North Middleboro, where the remainder of his 
"Mayflower." Their chili^ren were: Thomas, life was spent. He lived to a ripe old age 
bom in 1637; Sarah; Lydia;. Isaac; Elkanah, and is buried in North Middleboro cemetery. 
bora in 1651; Feare, bom in 1653; Eleazer, His wife. Wealthy (Hall), bom Oct. 3, 1789, 
bom in 1656-57; and Mary. lived to the ripe age of ninety-three years, 
(HI) Rev. Isaac Cushman, son of Hev. twenty-one days; she, too, is buried in North 
Thomas, was bora at Plymouth Feb. 8, 1647-48, Middleboro cemetery. They had two children: 
and married about 1675 Mary Rickard, who Earl H., bom Sept. 2, 1823; and Lucy, who- 
was bom in 1654 and died at Plymouth Sept. married George Bradford, and resides at Wood- 
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(VII) Earl H. CushmaD, son of Earl, waa tury. It passed from Home into Germany 
born at Woodstock, Vt., Sept. 2, 1823, and prior to the twelfth century and waa known 
there grew to manhood. He worked on the to Denmark several centuries later. And 
farm there, and after coming to North Middle- Burke's Landed Gentry says there are ancient 
boro with his family worked at shoemaking and broken records tracing the ancestry of the 
for some time, later turning his attention to Severans of Shrawley to a remote period, 
farming. He owned a place in North Middle- John Severance, the first American ancestor 
boro which he cultivated for some time, and of many who bear the name in this country, 
on selling out moved to Sturtevant Comer, in appears at Ipswich in 1636, and in Boston in 
Bridgewater, where he bought the farm now 1637. He was a member of the Ancient and 
operated by his sons, and there followed agri- Honorable Artillery Company at its organiza- 
cultural pursuits. He spent the remainder tion in 1638, was a freeman in 1640, becoming 
of his days there, dying June 2, 1908, at the such in 1637 at Boston, and in that same year 
ripe age of eighty-five years, and was buried in was one of the original propiietore at Salis- 
North Middleboro cemetery. bury. It is believed that he built his home 

At Raynham, Mass., Mr. Cushman married in Salisbury early in 1640, and moved his 

Lucy C. Leonard, a native of Raynliam, bom family from Boston. He had married in 1635, 

Nov. 30, 1825, daughter of Walter and Ke- at Ipswich, England, Abigail Kimball, who 

ziah (Richmond) Leonard. Mrs. Cushman died in 1658. His second marriage was to 

still makes her home on the farm, and is quite llrs. Susanna Ambrose, of Boston, and he died 

active for one of her years. Children as fol- in 1682. 

JowB were bom to this union : Albert H., born The Severance family, descendants of John 
July 17, 1852, resides at home; S. Augusta, Severance alluded to in the foregoing, was 
bom in November, 1854, married Edward early identified with the settlements of south- 
Hall, and resides in Raynham ; Bradford King em Xew Hampshire, and is still found con- 
was bom Aug. S2, 1858; Jennie, born Dec. nocted with the business life and civil and 
26, 1864, resides at home; Leonard E., bom religious history of the commonwealth. 
Oct. 4, 1869, is at home; Zebulpn Pratt, bom Stephen Severance was bora at Chichester, 
March 6, 1878, resides at borne. N. H., July 14, 1798, and died in Ossipee, 

(VIII) Bradford King Cushman attended N. H. He was a farmer and a member of 
the public schools of North Middleboro and the State militia. For many years he officiated 
the Pratt free school. He worked at home on as deacon of the church. He married Eliza 
the farm and in time became engaged in the King, who died Sept. 22, 1884, jn Ossipee, N. 
milk business, finding a market for his product H. Of the eleven sons bom of this union, 
in Bridgewater. Remaining on the home farm two died in infancy, the others being: Newell 
until 1905, he moved thence to his present Atchison, a farmer, who died in Wolfboro, 
place on Plymouth street. North Middleboro, N. H.; Lorenzo Fisk, mentioned below; Alonzo 
■where he bought a tract of land and built his Clark, who was associated with his brother 
present home and bam. He has made num- Lorenzo F. in the provision business in Brock- 
erous other improvements on the property, and ton, where he died ; Ira 0., who died in Quincy, 
has ever since been engaged in fanning and in Mass., where he conducted a meat market for 
the lumber business, buying tracts of wood- a number of years; James Horn, who died in 
land which he converts into timber and lumber. Chicago, where he conducted a hotel for many 

On May 3, 1905, Mr. Cushman married, in years; Jasper Nelson, who died aged fourteen 

Bridgewater, Mass., Pauline Coleman, of years; John Albert, who was engaged in the 

Brookline, Mass., daughter of William C. Cole- hotel business and died in Chicago ; Stephen 

man, now of Bridgewater. Mr, and Mrs. Cush- Nute, who was proprietor of the "Severance 

man have one child. Earl Bradford, who was Hotel" near Central Park, New York City, 

bom Jan. 5, 1906. in which city he died; and Sylvester Edwin, 
who is engaged in the market business at Lynn, 

SEVERANCE (Brockton family). Of the Massachusetts, 
origin of the name Severance, or Severans, Along in the late fifties there came from 
nothihg is positively known beyond the fact Ossipee, N. H.. two brothers, Alonzo Clark 
that the father of Lucius Septimus Severus. Severance and Tjorenzo Fisk Severance, rep- 
bom A. D. 146, at Septis, an African coast resentatives of the New Hampshire branch of 
town, was a Roman citizen. Historically here the family, sons of Stephen and Eliza (King) 
is the origin of the name. The name was Severance, natives of Chichester and Tufton- 
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came permanent residente of North Bridge- who was ticket agent for the Pullman Car 

water and Brockton, and men of substance and Company, at their Broad street station office,, 

standing in the community, and are represented Philadelphia, for a term of years, died in 

in the citizenship of Brockton to-day. Brockton, munarried, July 9, 1891, (2) An- 

LoREifzo Fi8K Seteeance was bom April nie King, bom June 11, 1861, married Fred- 

5, 1827, in Wolfboro, N. H., and reeeiTed his erick A. Hoyt, of Brockton, who is engaged 

education in the schools at Ossipee, where his in the shoe findings business, and she died Nov. 

parents settled when when he was a mere lad. 30, 1898, the mother of two children, Grace 

After leaving school he took up farming with Baymond (married William E. Cooper, of 

his father, which occupation he followed until Quincy, Mass.) and Genevieve (married Her- 

he came to Natick, Mass., where he began hert S. Child, of Wollaston, Mass., and has 

shoemaking. Returning to Wolfboro, he there two children, Madeline and Donald Sawyer). 

followed ahoemaking for ttiree years, and then (3) Edwin Percy, bom May 30, 1869, is en- 

in 1856 came to North Bridgewater (now gaged in the investment and brokerage busi- 

Brockton), on a visit to his brothers, Ira and ness in Boston, and resides with his mother. 

Alonzo, who offered him a position in their He is unmarried. (4) Ralph Nelson, bom, 

meat and provision store, and the following April 22, 1873, died at Brockton, unmarried, 

spring he purchased an interest in the busi- Feb. 26, 1904. 

ness, which was thereafter conducted imder Mr. Severance died Dec. 1, 1902, at his home 
the firm name of L. F. & A. C. Severance, on Green street, Brockton, in the seventy-sixth 
Their first location was at the corner of Main year of his age, and in his death the city lost 
and High streets. Later they removed to the one of its substantial and enterprising citizens, 
present site of the "Enterprise" building, on one who had shown a willingness to give his 
Main street, and then upon the erection of the time and means to all projects which had for 
new hailding across the street removed to what their object the advancement of the city's in- 
was later Bickford's market. Lorenzo F. Sev- terests. He was a charter member of the 
erance remained in business for some twenty- Brockton Agricultural Society, and was always 
five years, until 1881, when he retired in order interested in its betterment. He gave his sup- 
U> devote his time to other interests. Not port to the Porter Congregational Church, of 
long after his retirement he opened a market which his widow is a member. He was of 
for his son, the late Harry C. Severance, at the a kindly nature, charitable and benevolent in 
comer of Ward street, which, however, was his make-up, and although of a quiet and re- 
discontinued after a short time. After his re- tiring disposition possessed characteristics which 
tireraent Mr. Severance devoted his time chiefly won for him many stanch friendships among 
to looking after his private interests. his business and social acquaintances. 

Mr. Severance was a member of the board 
of assessors of the town of North Bridgewater NATHAN MONTGOMERY WOOD. The 
in 1878; in 1887 he was made a member of first of the Wood family who came to America 
the Brockton board of health. This position of whom there is any authentic record was (I) 
he held continuously until 1898. He was the William Wood, who came from England, and 
first vice president of the Security Cooperative after spending some time in the new colonies 
Bank and was prominently identified with that returned to England. In 1634_he published 
institution from its organization in 1877, being in London a book entitled "New England's 
a member of the investment committee. He Prospects." Very meager records were kept 
was on& of the charter members of the Brock- in those days, and it is not positive how 
ton Savings Bank Corporation, and from its many children this William Wood had, or 
organization in 1881 was until the time of his what their names were, but after consulting 
death a member of the board of trastees. For all available authorities relative to early gene- 
many years he was a member of Paul Revere alogical data we feel justified in stating as 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M. most probable that he had at least one son. 

On Jan. 16, 1853, Mr. Severance was mar- (II) John, who came to Plymouth Colony 

ried, at Natick, Mass., to Mary Miranda Perry, in the early days of that settlement, married 

daughter of Edwin Perry, a shoe manufacturer and had two sons, (III) John and Thomas, 

of that town, and his wife, Sallie Johnson who were great hunters, and possessed of that 

(Masson) Perry, and granddaughter of Wil- hardy adventurous spirit so characteristic of 

liam and Keziah (Drury) Perry. To Mr, and our early pioneers. In search of a country 

Mrs. Severance were bom the following chil- where game was plenty, they first came to Sea- 

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to Swansea, where Thomas settled. John, so county. A man of fine physique, he stood 

tradition says, went still farther west into Con- over six feet high, and weighed over two him- 

necticut, which was then a wilderness. dred pounds. He was a Whig and Republicao 

(III) Thomas Wood was evidently a man in politics, and an ardent "Prohibitionist. His 
of considerable consequence in his town. He wife, Mary, daughter of Ebenezer Howard, 
was a surveyor, and divided and surveyed much of Woodstock, Conn., was bom in March, 1785, 
land. He held in Swansea a large landed es- and died in October, 1873. He died May 6, 
tate containing several hundred acres. Rec- 1860, They had eleven children: Haile N. 
ords indicate that he had two sons, Thomas married Marian L. Chace, and had one son; 
and John. Mary A., deceased, married E. Brayman, and 

(IV) John Wood bad two sons, Noah and had six children, all of whom are deceased; 
John. By his will he bequeathed the mill William, deceased, married Harriet Burbank, 
place to his son John, and to Noah he gave of Taunton, and had*three children; Seth mar- 
the landed property west of the mill farm, ried Mary Carver, of Taunton, and had four 
consisting of three farms, one of which, the children; Elizabeth married Nathan Wood, of 
homestead, is still in the possession of the Swansea, and had two children ; Adeline, de- 
family. Noah had four sons, Nathaniel, Aaron, ceased, married Benjamin B. Wood, of Swan- 
Levi and Jonathan. He bequeathed the home- sea, son of Aaron Wood, and had five chil- 
stead farm and the one adjoining to his son dren; Walter H. married Amanda Gardner, 
Aaron, and to the others he gave farms in and had two children ; Augusta became the 
the immediate vicinity. second wife of Benjamin B. Wood, and they 

Aaron Wood, son of Noah, Yi&d children, have one son ; Laura died unmarried ; Nathan 

Nathan, Isaac, Levi, Aaron, Noah, Mason, M. is mentioned below ; Angeline died in in- 

Freelove, Sarah, Elizabeth, Innocent, Mary and fancy. 

Polly, In the distribution of his property (VIII) Nathan M, Wood was bom in Swan- 
he bequeathed the homestead to his son Aaron, sea, Mass., Jan. 16, 1835. His education 
This Aaron had seven sons, Levi, John, Na- was obtained at the common schools of his 
than, Benjamin, Ira, Hiram and Pardon, and native town. His father was a farmer and 
two daughters, Polly and Sarah. Upon his miller, and Nathan was brought up to the 
decease the homestead went to all the sons, same business, and, with the exception of about 
and to his wife, Polly, the use of it during one year passed in Maine, always resided at 
her life. She died March 12, 1883, in her the home in Swansea, which has been in the 
ninety-ninth year. The homestead farm is now family so many generations. On Nov. 7, 1848, 
in the possession of Benjamin N. Wood, grand- he married Abby M. Kingsley, second child 
son of Aaron Wood. and eldest daughter of Elisha and Mary G. 

(V) John Wood, who inherited the mill (Mason) Kingaley, of Swansea. She was bom 
place from his father John, had four sons, April 10, 1828, and died April 8, 1889. Mrs. 
John, Isaac, Nathan and Seth, and two Wood descended on the maternal aide from 
daughtors, Bethiah and Penelope. Samson Mason, who was an Englishman, and 

(VI) Seth Wood, upon his father's decease, an officer in the army of Oliver Cromwell until 
inherited the mill farm. He was a man of the lattor was made lord protector of England, 
consequence in his day; took much interest About 1650 he came to America, and was ad- 
in -public affairs, and during the war of the mitted an inhabitant of Eehoboth Dec. 9, 1657. 
Revolution was commissioned directly from the His children were Samson, Noah, John, 
State authorities as collector of taxes. He had Samuel, Bethiah (who became the wife-of John 
three sons, John, Seth and Haile, the latter by Wood), Sarah, Mary, James, Joseph, Isaac, 
a second wife. Peletiah, Benjamin and Thankful. Peletiah 

(VII) Col. Haile Wood was born in Novem- had three sons, all of whom were ministers, 
her, 1788, and inherited the ancestral acres. Job, Russell and John, all residing within a 
He was one of the leading meji of Swansea, mile of each other. They were blacksmiths 
holding various town offices and positions of by occupation, and it is said used to "preach 
trust and honor. He was an enterprising man, with their leather aprons on." They preached 
and one of the original founders of the Taunton at a church occupying the Site of the present 
Britannia Works, now known as the Reed & Christian Church near Luther's Comers. Job 
Barton works. He resided in Taunton four Mason had a son Job, who occupied the an- 
years. He was colonel of militia, and took cestral home, and who had a son named Gard- 
much pride and interest in military affairs, ner, who was a seaman, and was drowned at 
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port. His wife's maiden name was Susanna 
Vinniemn. He left a daughter, Mary G., who 
was the mother of Mrs. Nathan M. Wood. 

Nathan M. Wood was a Republican in po- 
litics, but liberal in his ideas in political aa 
in all other matters. He held various official 
positions, including nearly all the principal 
town offices, and some of them for more tlian 
twenty years. He was representative to the 
Legislature in 1875. He was a member of 
the Christian Church, and was also a member 
of Washington Lodge, No. 3, A. F. & A. M., 
and Webb Council, Warren, B. I. ; Royal Arch 
'Chapter, Fall River ; and Calvary Commandery, 
Knights Templar, Providence, Rhode Island. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wood had five children: 
Nathan Howard, bom Feb. 15, 1851, died in 
infancy; Abby Isabel, bom Nov. 16, 1854, 
married Hiram E. Thurston, son of Edward 
M. Thurston, and they had one child, 
Louise (Mrs. Thurston resides in Provi- 
•dence, R. I.) ; Mary R. P., bom May 
^8, 1857, married Nathan Slade, and re- 
sides in Somerset; Angeline H., bom June 30, 
1859, married Franklin G. Arnold and resides 
at Touisset; Eloise K., bora Aug. 19, 1861, 
-married Arthur E. Arnold. On April 28, 1892, 
Mr, Wood married (second) Mrs. Rachel L. 
(Gardner) Mason. 

Mr, Wood was one of Swansea's moat prom- 
iaent and prosperous men, and aside from his 
{arming and milling business was largely in- 
terested in a manufacturing business in Fall 
Biver. Mr. Wood was one of the foremost 
promoters of the Providence & Fall River street 
railway and was a stockholder in the company. 
He always maintained a deep interest in town 
affairs. He was inclined to be conservative in 
what he thought to be the welfare of Swansea. 
He was an energetic worker and although 
about eighty years old at the time of his death 
was particularly active physically and mentally, 
to the last. In his death, July 6, 1904, Swan- 
sea lost a valuable citizen. 

ELIAS A. TUTTLE, late of Fall River, 
was a member of the well-known cotton and 
oloth brokerage firm o'f Tuttle, Hurley & Co., 
of which he was one of the founders. He 
descended in paternal and maternal lines from 
€arly settled New England families, representa- 
tives of which have been prominently identified 
with the history of the State of Connecticut 
since its earliest settlement. 

On his father's side Mr. Tuttle descends from 
the New Haven and Groton (Conn.) branch 
of the Tuttle family, his grandfather, Daniel 
Tuttle, having gone from Groton, Conn., and 



become an early settler in that part of Orleans 
county, N. T., which became the village of 
Yates. 

Henry Tuttle, son of Daniel, married Ardelia 
Avery, daughter of Nathan and Matilda 
(Babcock) Avery, of Groton, Conn., where the 
family is one of the oldest and most numerous, 
and she is a descendant in the eighth genera- 
tion from Christopher Avery, who came to 
Gloucester, Mass., before 1646, and whose son 
Capt.- James Avery was the founder of the 
Groton branch of the family. 

Elias A. Tuttle, only son of Henry and Ar- 
delia (Avery) Tuttle, was horn July 18, 1843, 
in Yates, Orleans Co., N. Y. He attended 
the village school, then the Medina Academy, 
and still further continued his education at 
Wesley an and Rochester University. After 
leaving school he taught a district school in 
his native locality and later was for several 
years principal of the graded school at Manlius, 
N. Y. Subsequently he was principal of the 
Fulton School, at Pulton, N, Y, locating in 
1872 at Fall River, Mass., he was soon es- 
tablished as a real estate, stock and bond 
broker, succeeding from the very start. Later 
he engaged in the cloth brokerage business 
and soon after formed a partnership with 
James T. Milne, under the firm name of 
Tuttle & Milne, extendiiLg the business to in- 
clude cotton as well as cloth. Mr. Milne re- 
tired from the firm in 1899 and the firm 
name then changed to Tuttle, Hurley & Co., 
Patrick J. Hurley having become some years 
before a partner in the business; the firm at 
the time of Mr. Tuttle'^ death comprised Mr. 
Tuttle and Messrs. Hurley and Thomas T. 
Brady, and the concern stood among the lead- 
ing cotton and cloth brokerage houses in New 
England. 

On locating in Fall River, Mr. Tuttle, col- 
lege-bred and well fitted for leadership, at 
once assumed an active and prominent part 
in all the affairs pertaining to the advancement 
of his adopted city and the welfare of its peo- 
ple. In 1881 he was elected a member of the 
New York Cotton Exchange, and retained his 
seat there until the time of hia death, serving 
the last year of his life as a member of the 
classification committee of the EKchange, and 
was appointed a member of the committee to 
revise grades. He was one of the most promi- 
nent and popular members of the Exchange, 
and when his death was announced on the 
floor of the Exchange a profound feeling of 
regret was expressed on all sides. He was a 
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member of Masonic organizationB and wae Women's Unioc, the Children's Home corpo- 
prominent at one time in the Sojal Arch ration, and was also a member of the Societ<r 
Chapter at Fall Biver. In college he was a of Mayflower Descendants, tracing her an- 
member of the Greek letter BOeie'tj, Psi Upsilon, cestry to Elder Brewater and Governor Win- 
a member of the Psi Upsilon Clnb of New slow of Colonial fame. Her ancestry" also en- 
York, and in after years one of the moat genial titled her to enrollment in the Society of 
and welcome attendants at the gatherings of Colonial Governors and the Daughters of the 
the fraternity. He was a member of the Que- American Eevolntioii. 
Quechan Club at Fall River, and a member 

of a New Hampshire Chapter of the Sons of ALONZO W. PERRY, real estate man of 

the American Revolution, being eligible through Boston and Rockland and also prominent as 

several ancestors. owner of the Plant Line Steamship Company, 

For some years prior to his demise Mr. is one of the best known business men of Bos- 

Tuttle manifested a great interest in the es- ton and of Plymouth county, Mass. He is a na- 

tablishing in Fall River of the New Union tive of the town of Hanover, Plymouth county, 

hospital, and toward the last of his life was bom Jan. 1, 1850, son of the late William 6. 

happy indeed that the new building for that and Charlotte B. (Torrey) Perry. In the 

institution was assured. At the time of his Perry line he is a member of one of the old 

death he was president of the hospital corpo- families of aouthem Massachusetts, being a 

ration. He was charitably inclined in every descendant in the ninth generation of Thomas 

way where he could assist a friend or lend Perry, the founder of the family in this coun- 

aid to the needv. His benefactions were gen- try, and he is also descended from other early 

erous and substantial, though quietly given, -settlers of New England, being of the nintlt 

He wae often a valued friend to his associates generation in descent from John Alden and 

who sought his counsel and advice, in fact to PriBcilla Mullins, from Gov. William Bradford, 

any who went to him for counsel ; and many from George Soule and from Comet Robert 

went to him. He ever stood ready to offer a Stetson. 

helpful suggestion. But he was known best (I) Thomas Perry appeared in Scituate be- 
to those who had the opportunity to be ac- fore 1647. His farm was on the south part of 
quainted with his home life. There his Chamberlain plain. He married Sarah, 
bounteous nature was ever in evidence, and as daughter of Isaac Stedman, and his children, 
a devoted husband and loving father and friend no record of whom is found, are given by 
he lavished most fully the attention to his Deane as found incidentally noticed as : 
own which was always remarked upon by those Thomas, William, Henry, Joseph and John, 
who knew him best. Mr. Tuttle died suddenly {II) William Perry married in 1681 Eliza- 
and unexpectedly, from heart failure, in New beth Lobdell, and Fettled east of the Church 
York, on June 19, 1907, and he was buried hilt, his house standing in what became How- 
in Oak Grove cemetery, at Fall River. land's field. He was also owner of a half share 

Mr. Tuttle married (first) Eliza J, Milne, in Conihaesett, with William Holmes, He had 

of Fall River, who became the mother of one twelve children, but left no family on record 

daughter, Annie M., now the wife of Harry {Deane says left descendants in Hanover). 

L. Bowen, of Glasgow, Ky. Mrs. Tuttle died Among his children were : Amos, who married 

Dec. 8, 1876, and he was again married, on June 8, 1720, Ruth Turner; Benjamin, born 

Feb. 5, 1879, to Cornelia S. Clarke, a native Dec. 31, 1688; and Elizabeth, who married 

of ManliuB, N. Y., of "Mayflower" stock, Bezaleel Palmer. 

whose ancestors went from Plymouth county, (HI) Benjamin . Perry, according to Davis, 
Mass., and were early settlers in the vicini^ probably son of William, was bora Dee. 31, 
of her birthplace. Three daughters were born 1688, and married Feb. 20, 1711, Ruth Bryant, 
to this marriage, Nellie L. {who died at the daughter of Joseph Bryant. Among their 
age of thirteen years). Amy C, and Marion children were: Samuel and Abner. 
E. Mrs. Tuttle passed away Nov. 31, 1911. (IV) Samuel Perry, son of Benjamin, born 
She was for many years identified vrith chari- Nov. 28, 1712, married Sept. 27, 1734, Eunice 
table and social interests of the city. She Witherel!. She died a widow Feb. 31, 1795, 
was a member of the old Emergency Hospital Their children were : Henry ; Mary, who mar- 
hoard, and later, when this institution was ried Howland Beal, Dec. 29, 1757; Samuel; 
consolidated with the Fall River hospital under Noah, who married Jane Hobart, Oct. 1, 1772; 
the name of Union Hospital, she became a Israel ; Betsey, who married Col. Amos Tur- 
member of that board. She belonged to the ner, Feb. 14, 1771; Seth; and Adam. 



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(V) Henry Perry, son of Samuel, bom in folIowB were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Perry: 
1735, married Dec. 25, 1760, Bethia Baker, of Alonzo W., bom Jan. 1, 1850; Eetella F., bom 
Duzbnry, and lived in the town of Pembroke, Jan. 11, 1851, who died Jan. 12, 1856; Everett, 
Mase. He died March 23, 1815, aged eighty, born Sept. 29, 1853 ; Chester M., bora Oct. 29, 
and his widow passed away Jan. 20, 1822, aged 1865; Walter E., born May 3, 1857, who mar- 
eighty-nine years. Children: Samuel B.; ried Sept. 26, 1880, Adeline Hatch; Eetelle, 
Heniy, bora April 25, 1764; and John, who bora Sept. 2, 1859, who married in 1878 John 
married Bhoda Barker, and lived and died in L. Burrell; Grace A., bom Jan. 6, 1862, who 
Plymouth, Massflchueetts. married June 3, 1886, James A. Thompson, a 

(VI) Henry Perry (2), son of Henry, mar- doctor pf Whitman; Frank W., bom June 24, 
ried April 25, 1790, Content Barker, who died 1864, 'who married Jan. 28, 1893, Annie 
March 20, 18S1. His second marriage was to Mellefonte, of England; and Leon, bora Feb. 
Widow Mary Ramadell. He died in Pembroke, 14, 1867, who married in 1886 Emma Free- 
Mass., Aug. 10, 1837, aged seventy-three years, man, and resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

His children were: Nathaniel, bora Jan. 1, (IX) Alonzo W. Perry, son of . William G. 

1791; Catherine, bom May 15, 1794, who mar- and Charlotte B. (Torrey) Perry, was born 

ried Gideon Perry March 21, 1816, and died Jan. 1, 1850, in the town of Hanover, When 

Jan. 3, 1832; Nabbj B., born Dec. 25, 1796; he wag two years old his parents removed to 

Ethan, bom May 11", 1802; Betsey, bom Oct. what is now Rockland, then East Abington, 

27, 1805; and Robert, bom Oct. 22, 1809, who and here Mr. Perry attended echoo! and grad- 

married Betsey Macomber. uated from the high school in the class of 1867. 

(VII) Ethan Perry, son of Henry (2), born After this he took a commercial course in a 
May 11, 1802, married in July, 1823, Bosilla businesB college in Boston, and during his 
Ramsdell. He was a farmer living on the cor- school days worked at times in the shoe factory 
ner of Main and Plain streets, in the town of conducted by his father. After leaving school 
Hanover, Mass., in the middle fifties. His he went West, locating at Indianapolis, Ind., 
children were: George B., born Jan. 21, 1824, where he accepted a position in a wholepale 
who married Adaline W. Bates in May, 1846 ; shoe house and spent a year, during which time 
William G., bom Oct. 23, 1825; Ethan, bom he obtained a good knowledge of the shoe busi- 
jn April, 1829; Elijah, bora Sept. 15, 1831; ness. Returning to Rockland he entered the 
Joseph, bora Aug. 1, 1833 ; Rosilla C, bom in shoe factory of his father, and here continued 
1836, who died in 1839; Rosilla J., bora Aug. to' work until the year 1872, when he started 
6, 1841; and Charles, bom Aug. 17, 1845. into the shoe manufacturing business for him- 

(VIII) William G. Perry, son of Ethan, was self, securing the Samuel Reed, Jr. shoe factory 
bora Oct. 23, 1885, in the town of Hanover, for that purpose. He carried on this enter- 
where he attended school and grew to man- prise with fair success until 1885, when he gave 
hood. He learned the trade of shoemaking up the shoe business and entered the real estate 
and followed the same in his native town until line in which he laid the fojindation of his for- 
1852, then moving with his family to East tune. Mr. Perry's specialty is leasing build- 
Abington, now the town of Rockland. There ings and subletting them, a line which became 
he bought a home on Market and Concord so profitable that he extended it until he be- 
streets which was owned by Mr. Frank Burgess, came the second largest real estate operator in 
He began shoemaking, employing seven men, Boston, having over eight hundred tenants on 
and continued in that line until 1865, when he his Boston leases. He became interested in real 
started the manufacture of shoes on a small estate in other sections of the State, princi- 
scale. He continued this business with marked pally Rockland, in which town he is the largest 
success for a period of fifteen years and then estate owner and largest taxpayer, owning most 
sold out and retired from active pursuits, pass- of the business blocks and many tenements. 
iag the remainder of his life in Rockland, in 1888 he bought out the real estate interests 
where he died April 17, 1906. He was buried {^ Rockland of the late E. P. Reed of North 
m Mount Pleasant cemetery at Rockland Mr. Abington. In 1903 he became interested in 
rerry was a well-known man and much re- xi i- / l ■ u ■ l i i. lu ■ 
epected in his community. He married April f'^\ lines of business, havmg bought the in- 
30, 1848, Charlotte B. Torrey, bom Oct. 3, H'^«* °* *^« P^^"*^ "^ t*>^'r 1»"^ "^ steamers, 
1829, daughter of Benjamin D, and Lovisa '^^^'^^ P'? *>etween Boston and the maritime 
(Perry) Torrey, and granddaughter of Caleb provinces. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island 
and Lydia (Darling) Torrey, of Middleboro, and Cape Breton ports, one of the best knovm 
Mass. She died Nov. 1, 1909. Children as lines on the Atlantic coast. Mr. Perry is 



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president and general manager of the line, one French. Mrs. Perrj' is, Jike her husband, a 

of the steamers plying between Boston and descendant in tiie ninth generation from Cor- 

Nova Scotia being named after him. A new net Eobert Stetson. Mr, and Mrs. Perry ha\e 

steamer, coating nearly half a million dollars, had a family of six children; Vernon F., born 

is now being built at Glasgow, Scotland. Up- Jan. 11, 1872, died Aug. 18, 1872; Carleton 

ward of four hundred hands are employed iii H., born Aug. 7, 1873, died July 13, 1^75; 

connection with the operation of the Plant Burton G., born July 21, 1875, died March 

Line of steamers. Mr. Ferry gives "employ- 10, 1876; Winthrop I., born Xov. 20, 1878, 

ment to a hundred and fifty or more people in married July 3, iy06, Frances Whitney, of 

connection with his real estate bueiness. In New York City; Herbert G., bom May 26, 

his enterprises Mr. Perry is ably assisted by his 1880, married June 24, 1902,' Nellie M. 

son, a young man of ability and keen business Gregor, of Eureka, Cal. ; Butler F., bom April 

foresight. 16, 1883, married June 22, 1905, Lora E. 

Mr. Perry makes his home in Rockland, the Wright, of Abington. 
town where his life has been spent and in 

wnich he takes a deep pride. He takes a par- HOWARD. For two hundred and si^ity 
ticular interest in the public life of the place, and more years the family bearing this name 
and while not seeking or accepting any public have dwelt in the Bridgewaters and in the 
office he always attends the town meetings and, region of country thereabouts — the descendants 
takes an active part in the proceedings. He is in main of John Haward who, with his brother 
an ardent debater and stands by what he knows James, came from England and settled in 
is right regardless of whether it is popular Duxbury. John removed to the West Parish 
sentiment or not. To Mr. Perry the town of of ancient Bridgewater, and became one of 
Rockland owes much for its beautiful Memorial the first settlers of the town, in 1651. It ia 
Library. He was ehairman of the committee well to keep in mind that Bridgewater was 
on the erection of the library, the money for the first interior settlement in the Old Colony. 
which purpose was contributed by Mr. Andrew The grant of the plantation was in 1645, and 
Carnegie. Mr. Perry furnished the library at the settlements made in 1651. The grant was 
his own expense after it was completed. The made at Duxbury and the ancient or original 
citizens of Rockland tendered liim their vote town comprised what became North, Weai, 
of thanks and proposed that his name be in- East and South Bridgewater (North Bridge- 
scribed on one of the tablets of the new build- water finally becoming Brockton). The first 
ing. but he would not listen to such a proposi- settlements were made in what is now West 
tion, saying what he did was for the love of Bridgewater. There were no settlements in 
doing for the town and not for any honor. Mr. the North Parish until after 1700, and the 
Perry is noted for his great energy, strict in- settlers were in main from the old town. 
tegrity and remarkable business foresight — a (I) When a lad, it is said, John Haward 
man of honorable dealing. He has traveled lived in the family of Capt. Miles Standish. 
extensively all over the world, and is a man of He was a man of great influence in the new 
great breadth of mind and liberal ideas. He plantation, and was one of the first military 
takes a deep interest in the soldiers and sailors officers in Bridgewater. Previous to 1700 the 
of the Civil war and attends many of their name was commonly written Haward, but dur- 
giitherings. He is a friend of the needy and ing the last century and since it has been 
is always willing to aid those who make an spelled Howard. The names of Haward and 
tilorl to aid themselves. His home life is an Hayward are often confounded, and by many 
ideal one, and it is here that his fine character are pronounced alike. They may have been 
ie best demonstrated. He is a lover of horses the same name, originally, although John al- 
and all animals, and is a great lover of nature, ways wrote it Haward, without any y. Savage 
In politics he is a stanch Republican. He is a says he was a representative in 1678 and often 
member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce after, and credits him with being the progenitor 
and of the Baptist Church of- Rockland. of a distinguished and numerous family. Hia 

Mr. Perry is a self-made man, and his great children were: John, James, Jonathan, Eliza- 
wealth has l)cen obtained by studied attention beth, Sarah, Bethiah and Ephraim. John, 
to his business, straightforward dealings and the father, was an innkeeper as early as 1670, 
strict honesty. and it is remarkable that a public house was 

On Dec. 1. 1870, Mr. Perry was married to kept there ever afterward by his descendants, 

Isadora A. French, who was bom May 16, until a few years ago. 
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in 1689 Mary, daughter of Rev, James Keith, (V) Oliver Howard, son of George, born 

■who came from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1663, Dec. 21, 1755, married Oct, 11, 1780, Rebecca, 

«t the age of eighteen, and was the first or- daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Phiilipa) 

dained minister in Bridgewater, Mass. Their Randall, of Easton, Mass, Mr. Howard lived 

children were: James, born Sept. 17, 1689; on Short street in Easton, Mass., in a house 

Sudanna, born March "8, 1692 ; Martha, born built in 180.5. In the memoirs of Rev. Joseph 

Auj:. 7, 1695; Ephraim, born March 25, 1697; Rnelling there ia an interesting account of 

Baniel, bom Oct 3, 1699; David, bom March meetings held at tha residence of Oliver Howard, 

3, 1703 ; Silence, bom June 3, 1705 ; and Mary, which still stands on Short street east of the 

bom Dec. 21, 1707. railroad track. Rev. Mr. Snelling was one 

(III) Ephraim Howard (2), son of Eph- of the preachers on the circuit which included 
raim, bom March 25, 1697, married Abigail Easton in 1800. Mr. Howard's wife was an 
Tisdale, who died in what is now West Bridge- ardent Methodist, his house was commodious 
water, Mass., Oct. 17, 1758. Children: and large meetings were held there, etc. On 
■Geoi^e, bom Jan. 31, 1722; Theophilus, bom the south side of Short street there is a small 
Feb. 23, 1734; Ephraim, bom Jan. 35, 1731; family cemetery which was laid out in 1803 
Abigail, bom Nov. 18, 1733, who married by Oliver Howard. In this cemetery repose 
Edward Lathrop, of what is now West Bridge- the remains of Oliver and Rebecca Howard, 
■water; Susanna, bom May 14, 1736, who mar- His death occurred Dec, 37, 1835, hers Aug. 
ried Capt. John Ames, of what is now West 17, 1825. Children: Aseph, bom April 18, 
Bridgewater; Martha, bom Feb. 7, 1739, who 1782; Marza, bora Nov. 16, 1783, who died 
married Nathan Willis; and Mary, bom May March 28, 1809; Amasa, bora Nov. 24, 1786, 
4, 1741, who married David Lathrop, of what who died Jan. 10, 1810; Oliver, bom May 30, 
is now West Bridgewater. 1789; George, bom Sept. 24, 1791; Amy, bom 

(IV) George Howard, son of Ephraim (8), Dec. 1, 1793, who married Nathaniel Snell, 
bom Jan. 31, 1728, married Aug. 89, 1745, of Easton; Celia, bom Dec. 21, 1795, who 
Abigail, daughter of Jonathan and Bet^ married Ebenezer Henshaw, of Easton; 
(Snell) Copeland, granddaughter of William Thomas, bom Dec. 14, 1797; Ehoda, bom Feb. 
and Mary (Baas- Webb) Copeland; she a 8, 1800, who married Leonard Alden, of Ran- 
daughter of John and Ruth (Alden) Bass, the dolph; Rebecca, bom March 17, 1803; and 
latter daughter of John Alden and Priacilla Lucius, bora July 12, 1805. 

Mullens, of the "Mayflower," 1620. (VI) Asaph Howard, son of Oliver and 

George Howard died April 3, 1815, in that Rebecca (Randall) Howard, bom April 18, 

part of Brideewater now West Bridgewater. 1782, in Easton, Mass., married Aug. 7, 1803, 

His wife was bom there Dec. 9, 1724, and Sarah, bom Feb. 9, 1784, daughter of Zach- 

died there March 26, 1809; both were buried ariah and Mary (Smith) Drake, of Easton, 

in the cemetery at Cochesett Village in West Mass. Mr. Howard was a Soldier in the war 

Bridgewater. Mr. Howard lived in the village of 1812-15, serving in Samuel Cushman's 

just named. In 1780 he was a member of the company of infantry, which guarded the 

committee to procure men to serve as soldiers coast at Plymouth, Mass. Mrs. Howard 

in the Revolutionary army. He himself served died Oct. 11, 1858. Children: Francis, 

as a private soldier in Capt. Daniel Lothrop'a bom Nov. 17, 1804, died Dec. 30,- 1805; 

company. Col. John Bailey's regiment, for Rebecca, bom Oct, 16, 1805, died March 

three months and six days. Children: Han- 30, 1807; Sarah, bom Nov. 28, 1807, 

nah, bom July 36, 1746, married Daniel married Amasa Phillips, of Easton; Asaph, 

Lothrop, Jr.; Abigail, born Sept. 26, 1748, born Dec. 16, 1809, is mentioned below; a 

married Timothy Ames; Betty, bom May 9, daughter, bom in 1811, died Feb. 8, 1818; 

1751, married Edmund Lothrop, of Easton, Oliver was bom April 17, 1813; a child, bom 

Mass., one of whose grandchildren married May 19, 1816, died the same day, 

Hon, Oliver Ames, Jr., of Easton, and another, (VIT) Asaph Howard (3), son of Asaph, 

Hon. George Van Ness Lothrop, was United bom Dec. 16, 1809, in Easton, Mass., married 

States minister to Russia; George, Jr., was Sept. 1, 1830, Almira, bora Dec. 24, 1809, 

bom Sept. 8, 17.53; Oliver, Dee. 21, 1755; daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Thayer) 

Job, May 19, 1758; Caleb, Dec. 15, 1760; Dunbar, nf Easton, Mass. She died July 11, 

Rachel, bom April 20, 1763, married Israel 1856, and he married (second) Nov. 6, 1856, 

Alger; Patte, born Aug. 2, 1765, married Asel Mina Thayer, born Dec. 16, 1799, daughter 

Kinsley; Asaph was bom March 19, 1768; of Nathan Bryant, and widow of Charles 

Nehemiah was bora Aug. 20, 1770. Thayer. She died March 28, 1877. Mr. How- 



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ard lived on Pine street in Eaaton, where he m Trinity Church, in 1715, to Martha Hay- 
died June 6, 1872. Children: Asaph L. was vocd. Their children of record there were: 
bom March 88, 1831; Thomas E. was bom John, baptized June 25, IT'lG; and Mary, bap- 
April 27, 1833; Almira T., bom May 8, 1834, tized Jan. 36, 1718. 

married Henry H. Morton; Hannah T., bom The iirst known ancestor of the line 'here 

April 12, 1836, married Frank Bryant, of under oonpiileration arrived from England, 

Easton, and (second) Albert Hayward; Eliza settling in Newport. He had two sons, 

F., bom Sept. 4, 1837, married John Holmes, George and William, and the parents dying 

of West Bridgewater; Wealthy A., bom Sept, shortly after their arrival in this country they 

26, 1840, married Charles L. Jones; Orcelia, were raised by the Friends, the .family being 
bom Dec. 25, 1843, married Cyrus Willis; members of that Society. The Friends took 
James M., bom Oct. 27, 1845, is mentioned care of the children until they could support 
below; William Taylor, bora March 4, 1847, tlitmselves, and they were soon able to begin 
married Laura Nevins; Asqph E., bom June work aboard vessels — a common occupation at 

8, 1849, married Angle Freeman ; Edwin Dun- the time. Thus they went to Nantucket, 
bar, bora Feb. 21, 1851, died April 26, 1851; where George Lawrence had a son George bora 
Eva, bora July 16, 1853, married Zina Sher- Ist month, 1739. William died unmarried, 
man. where and when unknown. (There is record . 

(VIII) James M. Howard, son of Asaph of a George Lawrence who married Mehitahle 
(8) and Almira (Dunbar) Howard, bora Oct. Chace in 1738-39.) 

27, 1845, married April 30, 1865, Rolinda A., George Lawrence, eon of George, was bom in 
daughter of Nathaniel and,Leomce (Perkins) March, 1739, and was baptized in Newport 
Fuller, of Halifax, Mass. Mr. Howard is a July 27, 1740. He followed a seafaring life 
resident of the town of Easton, Mass., and was and was engaged in the coast trade between 
a merchant of Eastondale until 1909, when he New England and the Southern States. He 
retired. One child, James Elliott, bom March settled in Alexandria, Va., where he died April 

9, 1867, blessed the marriage of Mr. and Mrs, 12, 1820, and where his wife Judith died 15, 7, 
James M. Howard. 1818. They were members of the Society of 

(IX) James Elliott Howabd, son of Friends.* Mr. Lawrence was twice married, 
James M. and Belinda A. (Fuller) Howard, marrying (first) Mary Coffin, born in 1741, 
was horn March 9, 1867, in Easton, Mass. He daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Stratton) 
was reared to manhood in his native town. Coffin, and she died Oct. 14, 1763, leaving no 
educated in the common schools, and began life children. Mr. Lawrence married (second) at 
as a clerk in his father's store at Eastondale, Nantucket 28, 11, 1765, Judith Coffin, born 
becoming a partner in 1890, under the firm 8, 9, 1740, daughter of Peter and Deborah 
name of James M. Howard & Son. In 1902 (Hussey) Coffin, and granddaughter of George 
he purchased hJ8 father's interest, and has aiid Eliza Hussey, of Nantucket. Their chil- 
sinee conducted a successful business alone,- dren were: George, born Jan. 14, 1767, died 
being one of the prominent business men of March 13, 1768; George (2), born Oct. 20, 
that place. On March 31, 1893, Mr. Howard 1768, died 12, 9, 1769; Mary, bora June 3, 
married Flora M., daughter of Harris Y. and 1770, died March 29, 1795 (married Benjamin 
Emily A. (Simpson) Wilson, of Easton, and Franklin Folger) ; George (3), bora Sept. 30, 
they have had seven children: Kuby E,, bom 1772, died from the effects of yellow fever, in 
Jan. 28, 1893; Leila M., born Sept. 29, 1894; New York, in September, 1798 (he married 
Emily E., bora Sept. 19, 1896 ; James M., bom Judith Spencer, and they had a daughter, 
Jan. 5, 1899; Asaph M., bom April 13, 1901; Mary, who married William Wiley, of Fairfax, 
Linda F., bora Oct. 13, 1903; Flora W., bom Va., and a son, George, who died) ; James 
Jan. 31, 1910. Coffin is mentioned below; William, Dec. 14, 

Mr. Howard is a member of Paul Dean 1780, is suppoBed to have been lost at sea 

Ijodge, A. F. 4; A. M., of North Easton. He in August, 1803 (he married Feb. 3, 1803, 

lias served Easton as selectman, overseer of in Alexandria, Bebecca Marl, bora 13, 10, 

poor and assessor since 1903. Politically he 1780, and they had one child, William Wan- 

is a Eepublican. ' ton). 

James Coffin Lawrence, son of George and 

LAWRENCE. One of the early representa- Judith (Coffin) Lawrence, was bora on the 

fives of this name in New England was John island of Nantucket July 25, 1776. There he 

Lawrence, who, according to Newport, B. I., married March 7, 1798, Jedidah Swain, bom 

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of FiBDcis (Jr.) and Lydia Swain, of Nan- Jameb Whippt Lawrence, son of James 
tucket, the fonner bom Nov. 10, 1745, died CoflBn and Mary R. (Fiaher) Lawrence, was 
July 26, 1814, the latter born Sept. %7, 1749, bom on the Island of Nantucket, Feb. 9, 1837, 
died Sept. 8, 1833. The children of Mr. and where he began his preliminary education in 
Mrs. Lawrence were: Benjamin, bom in Nan- the schools, continuing until 1846, when the 
tucket Feb. 35, 1799, married Eliza Pitman, family removed to New Bedford. Here he 
and died March 28, 1879; Sally, bom Jan. 26, grew to manhood, attending the public schools. 
1801, was lost at sea Nov. 19, 1809, while with In 1853 he learned harness making which be 
her father on the way to visit her grandparents followed four years and then went to work for 
in Alexandria, Va. ; Lydia, born May 13, 1803, George L. Brownell at carriage manufacturing, 
married Capt. Job Clark, and died May 26, This he continued until the breaking out of the 
1890; George Alexander, born May 27, 1805, Civil war, when he went to Mansfield, Mass., 
died Sept. 24, 1882; Frederic William, bom and was there employed in the making of 
Oct. 30, 1807, in Nantucket, died in December,, equipments for the army. Betnrning to New 
1881, in San Francisco {his wife, Sarah Bar- Bedford he again worked for a number of years 
nard, born in Nantucket, June 14, 1811, died for Mr. Brownell until he formed a partner- 
in San Francisco Dee. 22,. 1872; they had two ship with Charles H. Briggs, to become en- 
«hildren) ; Francis S., James C. and Mary L., gaged in the furniture business, which con- 
triplets, born Dec. 35, 1809, died, Francis S. tinned successfully for a period of twenty-four 
April 16, 1884, James C, Dec. 5, 1882, and years under the firm name of Briggs & Law- 
Mary L. March 11, 1891. Francis and his wife rence. The business was sold out and since 
Eliza had children, Frank, Sarah and George ; then Mr, Lawrence has lived retired at the 
Mary married Edward Paddock. These triplets King homestead, on County street. He is 
were bom the day the news came that the still active, and is a well-known and respected 
father and eldest daughter had been lost at citizen in his community, 
sea, and "Grandma" Lawrence used to say Fraternally Mr. Lawrence is a Mason, being 
that the Lord took away two, but gave her a member of the Star in the East Lodge, 
three. Tiie father of these children with his New Bedford Council and Adoniram Chapter 
daughter Sally was lost at sea Nov. 19, 1809; of New Bedford, and Sutton Commandery, 
he had planned to move to Virginia and was Knights Templar. He is a devout member of 
on hie way with some household goods, in- the Unitarian Church, 

tending to return later for the rest of the fam- Mr. Lawrence married March 8, 1857, in New 

ily. The mother died Sept. 18, 1861. Bedford, Sarah Elizabeth King, bom Jan. 4, 

James Coffin Lawrence (2), bom Dec. 25, 1836, daughter of the late William B. King. 

1809, died Dec. 5, 1882. He was married to She died Dec. 18, 1903, and is buried in 0^ 

Mary Bandall Fisher, of Edgartown, Mass., Grove cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence had 

and his children were ; Sarah Lurana, bom at children as follows, all bom in New Bedford : 

Nantucket in August, 1834, who married Alex- Clara Elizabeth, bom Jan. 1^, 1858, died Oct. 

ander Tripp, of Fairhaven, and is deceased; 5, 1858; Ida Elizabeth, born April 13, 1859, 

Lydia Maria, who died at the age of seven resides at home; Etta Frances, bom Feb. 9, 

years; James Whippy, mentioned below; Job 1873, married Nov, 20, 1907, Edward Stanley 

Clark, bom in 1839 in Nantucket, who Biar- Swift, of New Bedford. 

Tied and is deceased ; George Howland, bom 

March 28, 1844, who was killed while serving The KiMG Family, of which the late Mrs. 

in the Civil war, when nineteen years old; An- Sarah E. (King) Lawrence was a descendant, 

nie Clark, bom at East Boston Sept. 14, 1847, is an old established and prominent New Eng- 

who married Edgar A. Kaharl, and died Dec. land family. Her line from the first Amer- 

28, 1906; Bobert Clark, who married; Edward ican ancestor is given herewith chronologically. 

Augustus, who married; Fred Bunker, bom (I) Clement King, son of Clement and 

Feb. 9, 1855; William Snow, bom Sept. 13, Susanna, appears in Marshfield, Mass., then at 

1857; Mary Elizabeth, who lived only a few Providence, H. I. He was made a freeman June 

weeks; and three children who died in infancy, 6, 1682; on May 20, 1687, he bought of Eph- 

one being a twin of Mary Elizabeth which died raim Carpenter all rights in the lands of 

at birth. The parents of this family went Pavrtuxet on the west side of the Pauchassett 

West to Michigan in 1861, taking with them river, about a hundred acres. He must have 

four sons. Job, Fred, Robert and William, who removed to Providence very soon after this, 

are now married and living in different parts of as he was ratable there in 1688. He died in 

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remarried, her second husband being Rev. (V) Philip King, sou of Godfrey, boru July 
Tbom«B Barnes, of Swansea, MasE., where she 3, 1786, in the town of Tiverton, R, I., there 
died in 1708. Her children by Clement King made his home and died Dec. 13, 1857. He 
were: John, who died Sept, 18, 1123 (his first married Mahala Simmons, born June 3, 1786, 
wife was Hannah, his second Elizabeth) ; in the town of Tiverton, daughter of leliabod 
James, who died Nov. 19, 1756 (he was twice and Amia (Thomas) Simijions, the former a. 
married, his second wife being Mrs. Persis member of the bodyguard of General Wash- 
Turpin Brooks); Thomas, born in 16!)1, who ington during the Revolutionary war. The 
died Oct. 10, 1723; Ebenezer; Joanna, born in Simmons family is very prominent and among 
1674, who married Joshua Turner; and a the oldest in Rhode Island. Mrs. King died 
daughter born in 1669, who married Richard Sept. 10, 1857. Children: George Washing- 
Harris (he married for his second wife Mrs. ton, born Aug. 87, 1807, married Rebecca 
Susanna Barton Gorton). Chase; William B., born Aug. 20, 1809, is 

(II) Ebenezer King, son of Clement, located mentioned. below; Kezia T., born Aug. 1, 1811, 
in Tiverton, R. I. He married Hannah Man- married Philip Bennett; Abram, bom May 
ning, and tlieir children were: Mary, born Oct. 10, 1813, died Nov. 15, 1861; Martha Jane, 
21, 1704, who married Samuel Cook Oct. 11, bora Feb. 10, 1815, married Benjamin Peets; 
1728; Benjamin, born Oct. 9, 1708; Hannah, Parmelia S., bora July 29, 1816, married Isaac 
born June 15, 1714, who married John Bailey; Bennett; Mahala S., bom Dee. 24, 1818, mar- 
and Ebenezer, born May 23, 1719. ried (first) Capt. Reuben Taber and (second) 

(III) Benjamin King, son of Ebenezer, Freeman- Benson; Susan H., bom April 36, 
bora Oct. 9, 1708, married (intentions ex- 1821, married ('apt. Thomas T. Caswell^ 
pressed Got. 19, 1731) Mary Russell, of Tiver- Sarah A., bom Jan. 16, 1826, married (first) 
ton, he at the time being referred to as of East Gideon Alden, (second) Abizah White, and 
Greenwich, R. I. Their ciuldren of Tiverton (third) Freeman Benson; Philip H., born 
town record were: Eunice, bom Oct. 30, 1734, April 26, 1H29, married Lucy Talwr. 

Vho was married; Job, born Oct. 10, 1736, (VI) William B. King, son of Philip and 
who married Sarah Fish Feb. 25, 1770; Jo- Mahala (Simmons) King, was bom Aug. 20, 
seph, born March 20, 1739; Hannah, born 1809, in Tiverton, R. I., and there passed his 
March 1, 1742, who married David Rounds, youth. One of a large family, he at the early 
Jr., April 17, 1760; Sarah, born Aug. 25, age of eight years began to be self-reliant and 
1745, who married Benjamin Maconiber Jan. independent, as at that age he commenced 
8, 1763; Isaac, born Feb. 15, 1748; Godfrey working on a farm. He was thus occupied 
and Ellery, twins, bora Feb. 9, 1750, the for- until seventeen years old, when he cast his lot 
mer of whom married Abigail Manchester, and with the people of New Bedford, where he 
died Oct. 16, 1834; and Stephen, who married found employment with Mr. Benjamin Rod- 
Margaret Sawdv Nov. 17, 1774. man. Two years later he was married, and 

(IV) Godfrey King, son of Benjamin and then entered as foreman the employ of the late 
Mary, born Feb. 9, 1750, served in the Revolu- William W. Swain, a manufacturer of oil in 
tionary war. He married March 9, 1768, Abi- New Bedford. He continued with Mr. Swain 
gail Manchester, daughter of Benjamin and for nearly a third of a century — for thirty 
Mary Manchester, and their children of Tiver- years. He was for a time in charge of the 
ton town record were: Benjamin, born Oct. 13, candle works of Messrs. Sanford & Howland 
1769, married Hannah Taber; Isaac, bom and Sylvanus Thomas, respectively. With the 
Nov. 19, 1771, married Rebecca Wilcox; Sarah, declining of the whaling business and lines 
bom Sept. 11, 1773, married David Hambly; akin to it Mr. King became occupied in garden- 
Mary was bom Sept. 17, 1775; Stephen, born ing, at which for many years he was in the 
Aug. 23, 1777, married Phebe I^emunyon; employ of the late Abner Davis. 

Ebenezer, bom Oct. 13, 1779, married Nancy Mr, King lived to be ninety-five years of 

Taber; Godfrey, born Aug. 10, 1781, married age, and as may be judged was one of the few 

Rhoda Sanford; Cornelius, bom May 9, 1784, men of his early day in New Bedford who 

married Deborah Dennis; Philip was bora lived to witness the great change that the 

July 3. 1786; Abigail, bora Aug. 14, 1788, passing of so many years made upon it. The 

married Abel Grinnell; Joseph, born Sept. 20, house in which he lived and died, at No. 630 

1790, married Anne Simmons; Alfred, bora County street, was one of the first built in 

Oct. 13, 1793, married Hope Bailey; and what was then called County road, which was 

David, bom April 3, 1796, married Bridget the old stage road, hardly more than a path 

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ing a little hard of hearing and his eyes some- 
what dim, Mr. King retained his faculties to 
the end of hie long life, enjoying good health. 
Mr. King was married at the age of nine- 
teen to Caroline \V. Caswell, bom Feb. 26, 
1818, daughter of George and Betsy (Terrj) 
Caswell, and to them came ten cliildren, all 
bom in New Bedford: (1) Charles E., born 
April S, 1831, was married to Caroline Devoll, 
and had one child, Ella Frances, bom in Xew 
Bedford; Dec. 3, 1852, who died Oct. 4, 1871. 

(2) Sarah died in infancy, Feb. 17, 1835. 

(3) Sarah E., bom Jan. 4, 1836, married 
James W. Lawrence. (4) Caroline W., bom 
April 10, 1838, who died Jan. 27, 1906, mar- 
ried Charles S, Spooner and had one child, 
Charles Franklin, born in New Bedford June 

16, 1867, who married Edna Gibbs April 89, 
1906. (5) William T., born Feb. 17, 1840, 
died Dec. 25, 1903. He married (first) Lydia 
Folger, and (second) Mrs. Clara Logaa, and 
had two children, William Roland, bom Dec. 
12, 1863, who has been twice married, and 
Clara Amelia, bora Jan. 16, 1867, who died 
in November, 1874. . (6) Reuben T., bora 
July 13, 1843. married May 1, 1873, Emily 
Mosher (no children). (7) 'George W., born 
June 2, 1846, married Mrs. Annie (Holmes) 
Ricketson, and died Oct. 31, 18i)3. (8) 
Henry W., born May 18. 1848, died Dec. 19, 
1903. unmarried. (9) Amelia F., born March 

17, 1850, married (first) John A, Sawyer and 
(second) John H. Cook, and died Nov. -12, 
1908. They had one child, Henry Adams, 
bora April 26, 1876, who married Maud Hoxie 
April 27, 1897; their son, Henry A., Jr., was 
bom Feb. 5, 1898. (10) Mary Etta, bora 
Sept. 14, 1853, passed away Aug. 3, 1894, un- 
married. The mother of this family died Dec. 
16, 1891. 

On the night of April 10, 1905, Mr. King 
retired apparently in his upual health, but 
during the night passed to his final home. He 
was a good citizen, a kindly disposed man, 
eKteemed and respected by all who knew him. 
He had long been a member of the Advent 
Church in New Bedford, His age was ninety- 
five years, aeven months, twenty days. Mr. 
and Mrs. King are buried in Oak Grove cem- 
etery. 

ALFRED W. DONOVAN, one of the best 
known among the younger shoe manufacturers 

of New England, president and general man- 
ager of E. T. Wright & Co., incorporated, 
shoe manufacturers, of Rockland, and a most 
pw^ressive citizen of that town, is a native of 
Rockland, Mass., born Sept. 2, 1868. 



Timothy Donovan, father of Alfred W., was 
a native of Ireland, bom Dec. 27, 1831, in 
County Cork, where he passed his childhood. 
He was still in his teens when he left Ms 
home to take up a seafaring life. After a few 
years before the mast he decided to try the 
New World, and coming to America in 1850 
landed in New York. Having two brothers, 
Daniel and Michael Donovan, in Abington, 
Mass., he came on a visit to them and made 
up his mind to remain. He took up the shoe 
business as a life vocation, learning the trade 
of shoemaking, at which he found employment 
first with James Bigelow. Later he was with 
Ira Blanchard, William G. Perry, Joseph Dill 
and others, engaged in the manufacturing of 
shoes. He spent a short time in Stoneham, 
where he also worked at his trade, returning 
again to East Abington (now Rockland), where 
he ever after made his home. In 1869, after 
working as a journeyman for some time, he 
started into business for himself. Taking the 
shoes after the vamps were iitted he finished 
thent ready for the treera, employing quite a 
number of hands and turning out what would 
now be called forty-eight cases per day. He 
carried on this business for twelve years, when 
he retired from active work, passing the re- 
mainder of his life in retirement in Rock- 
land, surrounded by his children and grand- 
children. There he died Nov. 30, 1905, and 
was buried in the Catholic cemetery at Abing- 
ton. Jfr. Donovan was a man who won the 
respect of all who knew him for his integrity 
and honorable character, and was a good citi- 
zen in every sense" of the word. He left a name 
honored and respected by all classes; He was 
a stanch Catholic, and in politics a Democrat of 
the old school. 

On July 5, 1854, in Charlestown, Mass., Mr. 
Donovan married Margaret McGorisk, who 
was a native of County Monaghan, Ireland, 
horn in June, 1835, and came to America in 
1851. Mr. and Mrs. Donovan celebrated their 
golden wedding on July 5, 1904, at their home 
in Rockland, surrounded by their children and 
grandchildren. They lived together over fifty- 
one years and were blessed with a family of 
sixteen children, eight of whom are still living, 
viz.: Frances, who married Loring Wright, 
of Rockland : Louise, who married Frank 
Ransom, and resides in Brockton ; Alice, who 
married Irving N. Mann, of Hanover, Mas^. ; 
Alfred W., mentioned below; Ernest, who 
makes his home in East Weymouth, Mass.; 
Joseph, who resides in New York; Paul, a 
teacher in the old Eliott school, Boston, who 
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May, vho married Hugh Walls, Jr., and re- BoetoD, director of the IHev Englknd Shoe and 

sides in Rockland. Mrs. Donovan, the mother, Leather Association of Boston, and director of 

is still living and resides in Rockland. In the National Association of Boot and Shoe 

religion she is a fervent Catholic. Manufacturers, of Rochester, N. Y. He is a 

Alfred W. Donovan spent his boyhood days iii member of the Catholic Club, of New York, 

Bocklaod, where he attended the public school, and a member of the Massachusetts Real 

and there he has always made his home. He Estate Exchange, of Boston. Fraternally he 

worked from early boyhood in th? slioemaking belongs to Rockland Council, Knights of 

business with his father, and later became Columbus. He takes a deep interest in the 

superintendent of the E. T. Wright Company temperance cause, having for a quarter of a 

plant, in August, 1896, becoming a member of century been a member of St. Alphonsua Total 

the firm. The business was conducted under Abstinence Society. In political faith he is a 

the name of E. T. Wright & Co., and Mr. stanch Republican and he has been a firm be- 

Donovan was superintendent of the factory liever in the principles of the party as inter- 

until, in 1906, it was incorporated under the preted by McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft. A 

laws of the State of Massachusetts as E. T. man of ideas and the faith to promulgate 

Wright & Co., Incorporated, Mr. Donovan them, unlimited in resource and able to com- 

was then elected president and general mana- raand attention, he is a forceful and polished 

ger of the concern, and Elwin T. Wright was speaker as welt as a mighty worker — an acqui- 

elected treasurer. Mr, Donovan has given to sition to every cause with which he allies him- 

the shoe manufacturing business the best of self. 

that enterprise and enthusiasm for which he Mr. Donovan was married in Dedham, 

is noted. He is a thorough shoemaker, fa- Mass., Dec. 26, 1891, to Mary F. Sullivan, a 

miliar with all the branches of the business, native of Dedham, daughter of Cornelius and 

executive as well as manufacturing, and he is Hannah Sullivan. They have had two chil- 

as much interested in his salesmen and other dren: Ruth Warren, bom in 1893, who is a 

employees as he is in the mechanical equip- graduate of the high school of Rocktand; and 

ment of his establishment or the standard of Alfred Francis, bom in 1897, who is still at- 

its products. This company manufactures the tending school. The family are members of 

"Just Wright" shoes, which are known the Holy Family Catholic Church. They 

throughout the length and breadth of this occupy the beautiful house near the Rockland 

country, and are also shipped to many foreign high school which Mr. Donovan built in 1909 

countries. and which, from an architectural standpoint, is 

Aside from his business, though its demands one of the finest residences in the town, 
are great, Mr. Donovan finds time to devote 

to his native town and his townspeople. He HEDGE. The late Barnabas Hedge, who 
is a member of the Commercial Club of Sock- during his active years was well known in his 
land, and for the past seven years has served section of Plymouth coantjr as an agricqlturiBt 
in the office of president of the club, during and brick manufacturer, was a descendant in 
which time, under its auspices and encourage- the eighth generation from his first ancestor in 
ment, many improvements have been made in Amenca. The family is an ancient one of the 
Rockland and a perceptible impulse has been Old Colony and the line here referred to bi|8 
given to business enterprise. He was one of been in Plymouth for over a centuiy. We 
the organizers of the Rockland Trast Com- give here a brief account, in chronological or- 
pany, of which he is a director, vice president der from the emigrant ancestor, 
and member of the executive committee; he is (I) William Hedge, "gentleman," of Lynn, 
also a trustee of the Rockland Savings Bank, 1634, settled in Sandwich and was a proprie- 
and a director of the Rockland Cooperative tor in 1640, freeman in 1661; was town officer. 
Bank. Mr. Donovan's interest in Rockland, He removed to Yarmouth. He married (sec- 
its growth, its progress and its people has ond) Widow Blanche Hull. His children 
made him popular with all classes, for he be- were: Elizabeth, horn May 31, 1647, who mar- 
lieves in leaving nothing undone that would ried Jonathan Barnes, of Plymouth ; Mary, 
bring success and prosperity to the community, bora in 1648, who married a son of Edward 
and he has the energy to put his principles Sturgis; Sarah, who married a Matthews; 
into practice. He is a member of the Boston Abraham; Elisha; William; John; Lemuel, 
Chamber of Commerce, member of the State and Mary. His will was probated Aug. 11, 
Board of Trade (of which he is vice presi- 1670. 
dent), president of the Boot and Shoe Club of (II) Elisha Hedge, son of William, bom 

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about 1661, married Mary, aod had a son John. 
The father died in 1732, aged seventy-one. He 
was of Yarmouth. 

(III) John Hedge, of Yarmouth, son of 
Eli&lia, married in 1699 Thankful, bom in 

- 1682, daughter of Barnabas Lothrop, of Barn- 
stable. Their children were: Abigail, born in 
1700, who married Nathaniel Clark; John, 
born in 1702; Barnabas, bom in 1704; Susan, 
born in 1706; Elisha, bora in 1707; Sarah, 
born in 1709, who married Ebenezer Hawes; 
Thankful, bora in 1712, who married Edward 
•Sturgis; Mercy, born in 1714; and Anna, bom 
in 1716. 

(IV) Barnabas Hedge, son of Jolm, born in 
1704, married in 1734 Meroy, widow of Samuel 
Cole and daughter of William Barnes. Their 
children were: Mercy, bom in 1734, who mar- 
ried Thomas Davis; Samuel, born in 1736; 
Abigail, bora in 1737; Baraabas, bora in 1740; 
Lemuel, bom in 1742; Lothrop, born in 1744; 
Sarah, bora in 1746; John, and William. 

(Y) Barnabas Hedge (2), son of Barnabas, 
tiorn in 1740, married in 1761 Hannah Hedge, 
of Yarmouth, and had a son Bamabas, born 
in 1764. 

(VI) Barnabas Hedge (3), son of Baraa- 
bas (2) and Hannah, born in 1764, married 
in 1789 or 1790 Eunice Dennie, daughter of 
Thaddeus Burr, of Fairfield, Conn. Mr. 
Hedge was one of the substantial men of his 
day in the Plymouth community. He lived on 
■what was formerly the William Drew estate 
{rom the time of his marriage until his death. 
He was one of the founders of the Plymouth 
Bank in 1803, a director from that date, and 
president from 1826 until Ms death, in 1840. 
The late William T. Davis wrote of Mr, Hedge : 
■"Whom I remember well. He was the last 
man in Plymouth to wear small clothes, in 
winter with boots and tassels, and in summer 
with buckled shoes. I remember only two 
gentlemen in Boston, Nathaniel Goddard, who 
lived on Summer street, and a gentleman at 
the south end, whose name was Wheeler, who 
iFore small clothes as long as Mr. Hedge." 

The children bom to Barnabas and Eunice 
Dennie Hedge were: Barnabas, born in 1791; 
Bannah, bom in 1793; Eunice Dennie, horn in 
1794; Eunice Dennie (2), bora in 1795; 
Isaac Lothrop, born in 1797; Isaac Lothrop 
(2), bora in 1798; Thomas, born in 1800; 
Abigail, born in 1802 (married Charles H. 
"Warren) ; Hannah, born in 1804 (married 
John Thomas); Eunice Dennie (3), born in 
1806 (married Chandler Bobbins) ; Ellen Ho- 
bart, bom in 1808 (married William P. Lunt) ; 
John SIoss Hobart, born in 1810; Prisseilla 



Lothrop, bom in 1811 ; Elizabeth, bora in 1813 
(married George Warren) ; Priscilla Lothrop 
(2), born in 1816. 

(VII) Isaac Lothrop Hedge, son of Barna- 
bas (3) and Eunice (Dennie) Hedge, bom in 
1798, followed farming and brickmaking on the 
farm later owned by his son Baraabas. He 
married in 1821 Mary Ann, daughter of Josiah 
Cotton. Their children were: Priscilla Loth- 
rop, born in 1823; Barnabas, bora in 1824; 
Isaac Lothrop, bora in 1826; Mary Ann, born 
in 1830 (married Dwight Faulkner) ; Susan 
Elizabeth, born in 1835 (married Francis 
Bassett Davis). 

(VIII) Babxabas Hedge, boh of Isaac Loth- 
rop, was born May 31, 1824, in the town of 
Plymouth, and there received liis early educa- 
tion in the public schools, later attending a 
l>oardiDg school at Needham, Mass.. Bia 
father wishing him to take up farming, he 
went to work in the town of Pembroke, for 
Rev. Mr. Allen, better known as Parson Allen, 
on whose place he worked for a period of three 
years. Then he settled on the large tract of 
land in North Plymouth, known as "Plain 
Dealing" farm, near the Plymouth Cordage 
Company, which was owned by his father and 
grandfather, a tract of 160 acres, which he de- 
voted to general agriculture and dairy farm- 
ing; he became an extensive dealer in milk. 
He also became interested in the manufacture 
of brick, succeeding his father in that busi- 
ness. He erected kilns, and developed the 
busineps to such an extent that he was one of 
the largest manufacturers in that line in the 
county. He shipped large quantities to Bos- 
ton and other places. Mr. Hedge had the co- 
operation of his sons in his various enterprises, 
and his energy and progressive - methods 
brought him continued success. Although he 
lost his eyesight twenty-four years before his 
death he bore the affliction with characteristic 
cheerfulness, and attended to his affairs much 
the same as before. ITe died at his home Sept. 
2, 1902, at the age of seventy-eight years, and 
was laid to rest in the family lot in Oak Grove 
cemetery. Mr. Hedge was a man of strong 
convictions and interested in the vital questions 
of the day, and among other things he was a 
strong advocate of temperance for years; he 
was a member of the Sons of Temperance. He 
was a member of the Pilgrimage Congrega- 
tional Church, and member of the Pilgrim 
Society of Plynionth. As a business man, as 
a citizen, in all his social and domestic rela- 
tions, Mr. Hedge was honored as a man of high 
standards and upright life. 

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in Plymouth to Priscilla Sherman, wlio was 
born Feb. 12, 1S24, in Plympton, daughter of 
Benben and Priscilla P. (Hammond) Sher- 
man, and their happy married life covered a 
period of almost fifty-seven years. Although 
now past eighty-seven, Mrs. Hedge is still active 
and in possession of all her faculties, attend- 
ing to her own business affairs, in the manage- 
ment of which she has displayed excellent judg- 
ment. She is a member of the same church to 
which her husband belonged. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hedge had a family of eight children, and 
there are eight grandchildren and eight great- 
grandchildren. The record of the family is as 
follows: (1) Emma Hobart, born in 1846, 
niarried George L. Churchill, and died Aug. 2, 
1889. (2) Eunice Dennie, bom in 1847, died 
July 7, 1870, at St. Louis, Mo. She was the 
wife of Frank E. Damon. (3) Elizabeth 
Sherman, born in 1849, married Elwyn N. 
Stranger, of Kingston, and died Dec. 7, 1871. 
(4) Ellen Frances, born in 1850, married Wil- 
liam M. Tillson, of Halifax, and died there 
' May 31, 1876. She had two children: Charles 
Henry, who married Catherine Wood and had 
two children, Ernest Francis and Henry Earl ; 
and Ellen Frances Hedge, who resides with her 
grandmother, Mrs. Hedge. (5) Barnabas, 
born in 1852, resides near the homestead and 
is engaged in the stone and wood business. 
On Oct. 18, 1876, he married Helena Alida 
Blanchard, of Plymouth, who was boni April 
15, 1858, and died July 1, 1905, leaving three 
cliildren: Elizabeth Sherman (who married 
William F. Delano and has three children, 
Chester Kenneth, Bobert Hedge and William 
Hedge), Bobert and Isaac Lothrop. On Nov. 
8. 1905, Barnabas Hedge married (second) 
Flora Cushman, of Kingston. (6) Priscilla 
Sherman, bom in 1854, married Wendell Sim- 
mons, and resides on the homestead. They 
have had three children : Eunice Elizabeth, who 
married William Millington and has had four 
children, one that died in infancy, Marion 
Sherman, Florence Eveljm and Howard Nel- 
son ; Harry Lothrop, who married Bertha Brad- 
ford and has one child, Gordon Bradford ; and 
Lottie, twin of Harry Lothrop, who died in in- 
fancy. (7) Mary Anna, born in 1857, mar- 
ried Bobert A. Brown, superintendent of the 
Plymouth Cordage Company, and has one child, 
Harold Day. (8) Isaac Lothrop, bom in 1859, 
is engaged in the ice business and resides in 
North Plymouth. He married Eudora M. 
Pierce, of Kingston ; no children. 

Shehjian. The Sherman family of which 
Mrs. Priscilla (Sherman) Hedge is a mem- 



ber is descended from William Sherman, 
from whom her line is traced through Wil- 
liam (2), William (3), John, John (2) and 
Beuben Sherman. We give a brief outline of 
these generations. 

(I) William Sherman, of whom nothing 
seems known until his appearance among the 
Pilgrims, he having settled at Plymouth, 1630- 
34, in 1640-44 removed to Marshfield, which 
has continued the family seat to the present. 
He lived first in Duxbury, where he was re- 
corded as a yeoman and planter. He was on 
the Plymouth list of those able to bear arms 
in 1643. He was admitted an inhabitant of 
Marshfield Nov, 23, 1644, and held various- 
town offices. Mr. Sherman made a good record 
for himself after his arrival in Plymouth, be- 
coming a thrifty husbandman, and left to his 
children a rich inheritance of lands. Besides 
the tract purchased at Marshfield he held oth- 
ers at Rochester, part of which is still owned 
by his descendants. In old age, blessed in his 
family and his possessions and honored by his 
neighbors, he died in 1679, and was buried in 
the family grounds at Marshfield. 

In 1638 Mr. Sherman married Prudence 
Hill, and their children were: John, bom in 
1646; William, and Samuel. 

(II) William Sheraian (2), son of William, 
married in 1667 Desire, daughter of Edward 
Dotey or Doten, a passenger of the "May- 
flower." Mr. Sherman followed farming in 
Marshfield. He served in the war against 
King Philip. He died in 1724. His children 
were: Hannah, bom Feb. 21, 1668; Elizabeth, 
bom March 11, 1670; William, born April 19. 
1672; Patience, bom Aug. 3, 1674; Experi- 
ence, bora Sept. 22, 1678; and Ebenezer, bon» 
April 21, 1680. 

(III) William Sherman (3), son of Wil- 
liam (2), bom April 19, 1672, in Marshfield, 
Mass., married Feb. 3, 1697, Mary, daughter 
of Peregrine White (bom in December, 1620', 
on board the "Mayflower," in Plymouth har- 
bor, the flrst white child born in Plymouth 
Colony) and a granddaughter of William White 
and his wife Ann (Fuller). The children of 
William and Mary (White) Sherman were: 
Thankful, bora April 4, 1699; Sarah, bom 
May 8, 1701 ; Mary and Abigail, bom June 6, 
1711 ; John, bom July 19, 1720; and Anthony, 
bora Dec. 21, 1722. 

(IV) John Sherman, son of William (3)^ 
bora July 19, 1720, in Marshfield, Mass., mar- 
ried in 1746 Elizabeth Dingley, granddaugh- 
ter of John Dingley, of Marshfield, a promi- 
nent citizen and town officer. The children of 
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born in 1748, settled in Pl3'mpton, married the owners in the Sixteen Shilling Purchase 

Maria, daughter of Jamee Clark; Ruth, bom in (1675). Mr. Miller lived on Thompson street 

1750, married Josiah Bisbee, of Pembroke; not far from the brook iu Middleboro, near 

EufuE, bom in 1754, married in 1775 Pbebe the house of the late Elijah' Shaw. He died 

■ Rider, settled in Plympton; Asa was bom in May II, 1730, in the ninety-seventh year of 

1756; Betsey, bom in 1758, married William his age. His monument stands in the ceme- 

Finney, of Plymouth; and John waa born in tery at the "Green," where rest the remains 

1762. of six or more generations of his descendants. 

(V) John Sherman (2), son of John, waa The Christian name of his wife was Mercy, 
bora June 9, 1763, in Marahfield, Mass., and and their children were: John, Mary and 
during his infancy his parents removed to Elizabeth. 

Plymouth, where they resided until be was (II) John Miller (3), son of John, bom in 
twelve years of age, when they removed to 1669, married Lydia, bom in 1678, daughter 
North Carver. In the latter town he was en- of Francis and Deborah (Morton) Coombs. 
gaged in farming the remainder of his life, and Mr. Miller lived in Middleboro, Mass., where 
there he died in 1840. On Feb. 25, 1787, he he died in 173?. His wife died in 1734. 
married I^dia Doten, who was born Feb. 13, (HI) John Miller (3), son of John and ■ 
1768, daughter of Ebenezer Doten, and a de- Lydia (Coombs) Miller, horn in 1704, mar- 
•cendant of Edward Doten,. who came to ried Priscilla, bom in 1711, daughter of Peter 
America in the "Mayflower." Their children Bennett (bom in 1678 and died in 1749) and 
were: Ebenezer, bom April 20, 1788, who mar- his wife Priscilla fHowland) (horn in 1681), 
ried Abigail Morton; John, bom April 14, daughter of Isaac Howland (bom in 1649 and 
1791, who married Eleanor Barnes; Anthony, died in 1734) and his wife Elizabeth 
bom Nov. 6, 1795, who was drowned in youth; (Vaughn) (bom in 1652, and died in 1727), 
Reuben, bom March 28, 1797; Henry, bom granddaughter of John Howland and his wife 
Aug. 34, 1803, who died young; Henry (3), Elizabeth (Tilley), of the "Mayflower," 1630. 
bom March 23, 1806; and Anthony (2), bom Mr. Miller died in 1794. 
Feb. 24, 1809, who married Hannah (Tillson) The children of John and Priscilla (Ben- 
Cole. The father of this family married (sec- nett) Miller were: Mary, born Jan. 25, 1736, 
ond) Lucy Crocker Nelson, daughter of Ebene- died March 4, 1812; John, bom Dec. 7, 1737, 
zer Nelson, of North Carver. died in 1807; Seth, born Feb. 32, 1739, died 

(VI) Reuben Sherman, son of John and Jan. 6, 1823; Joseph, bom Jan. 8, 1741, died 
Lydia (Doten) Sherinan, was born in the town Nov. 8, 1838; Jedidah, bom Aug. 30, 1743, 
of Carver in 1797 and there made his home, died in 1810; Priscilla, born May 19, 1745, 
following farming. During their later years died Mareh 18, 1837; Lucy, bom Sept. 20, 
he and his wife made their home with their 1747, died March 10, 1835; Peter, bora March 
daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Sherman Hedge, and 31, 1750, died March 15, 1835. 

they died at her home, Mr. Sherman April 25, (IV) Peter Miller, son of John and Pris- 

1879, at the age of eighty-two years, Mrs. cilia (Bennett) Miller, bom in Middleboro 

Sherman in Febmary, 1887, at the age of March 31, 1750, was a soldier in the Revolu- 

eighty-two. Mr. Sherman married Priscilla tionary war, and died March 15, 1835. He 

P. Hammond, and they had four children, one married March 21, 1781, Keziah Bessie. Their 

of whom died in infancy, the others being: children were: Lucy, horn Aug. 3, 1781; 

Elizabeth D., bom in 1832, married (first) Peter, born Feb. 9, 1783; Southworth, born 

Wilson Barrows and (second) William Tillson; Jan. 33, 1785; Alden, bom Feb. 9, 1786; Jere- 

Priscilla, born in 1884, is the widow of Barna- miah, bom May 9, 1788; Mary Tinkham, 

bas Hedge; Reuben, bom in 1834, was drowned bom April 13, 1790; Arza, bom Jan. 2, 1792; 

in 1846. Elizabeth, born July 5, 1793; Mary, bom Aug, 
8, 1795. 

MILLER (MiddlehoTo-Fall River family). (V) Alden Miller, son of Peter, bom Feb. 

(I) John Miller, a native of England, bom in % 1786, married Feb. 9, 1809, Milticent 

1624, was a member of the grand inquest, Lovell, daughter of Joeeph and Jerusha (Spar- 

Middleboro, in 1673. He was among the row) Lovell, she horn in 1784 and died March 

proprietors of the Twenty-six Men's Purchase ^, 1881. He was a farmer and also engaged in 

(1661-62) at their meeting in 1677. Previous mill business on the old homestead. Their 

to April 39, 1678, he bought a house-lot of children were: Hannah P., bom Sept. 9, 1809, 

Edward Gray. He was the owner of lot 154 married Alexander Hackett, of Middleboro; 

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Alden, born Aug. 3, 1814, engaged at variouB interested in the fire department, serving for 
occupations, and died in Middleboro; Lucy . about ten years as chief engineer. 
Ann, born March 20, 1816, died Feb. 14, 1897, In 1836 Mr. Miller married Esther G. Peck- 
married Andrew Cobb Wood; Samuel, born in ham, a native of Newpoi-t, daughter of Henry 
1819, died in 1821; and Lorenzo Theodore, Peckham, and she survived him, dying in 
born Dec, 8, 1821, died in 1900 in Middleboro. 1903, at the age of seventy-nine years. Three 

(VI) Southard Harrison Miller was children were born to them: (1) Peuben 

horn Nov. 30, 1811, in Middleboro, and there Morton was engaged in the lumber business in 

spent his boyhood. At the age of sixteen he Fall River, where he died Jan. 11, 1884, He 

came to Fall River to learn the trade of car- was twice married, first to Sarah J. Giflord, 

penter and builder under a Mr, Clialoner. He and subsequently to Jamesetta Carson, who 

was employed for a short tiuie as journeyman survives him and resides in Fall Eiver. His 

before forming his partnership with Mr. only surviving child, Charles S. Miller, was 

James Ford, under the name of Ford & Miller, bom to the first marriage. (3) Franklin 

to engage as contractors and builders. Their Harrison pursued his art studies in Boston 

location was at the southwest corner of' Borden and Paris and was located at Fall River, fol- 

and Second streets. This association lasted lowing ihe profession of artist. He died 

only a few years, and after its dissolution Mr. March 18, 1911. (3) Phebe Vincent married 

Miller was in business alone for many years. Dr. Seabury W. Bowen, and died in Fall 

enjoying marked success, until he relinquished River Sept. 13, 1907, leaving one daughter, 

contracting in order to give time to other Florence G., wife of Horace M, Hathaway, 
interests which had accumulated in the passing 

years, and which had become heavy enough to WILLIAM H. STACY, one of the founders 
demand his entire attention, Mr. Millef was and now president of the well-known shoe 
not only a first-class mechanic, but a man of manufacturing concern known as the Stacy- 
splendid executive ability and business meth- Adams Company, of Brockton, is one of the 
ods which made him notably successful. His best known men in the shoe industry in this 
reputation for high-class work and honorable country, his long career as a salesman having 
methods may best be judged by the class of hia given him a very extensive acquaintance in the 
patrons and the substantial character of his trade. Mr. Stacy is a typical product of New 
work. After the fire of 1843 he had a large England civilization in that he is a scion of 
share of the work of rebuilding in the burned one of the worthv families of this section of 
area. Among the more important buildings of the country, whose members in every genera- 
his construction at Fall River may be men- tion have done honor to the name. He is a 
tioned the Union Mills, No. 1 and No. 3; the native of the Pine Tree State, bom Aug. 28, 
Stafford, Granite No. 1, Tecumseh, Laurel 1842, at Augusta, Maine, son of the lat« Wil- 
Lake (for which he had the entire contract) liam H. and Sarah E. (Robinson) Stacy. 
and Davol mills ; the Baptist Temple, and the Among the early New England families this 
Unitarian church. He also erected the United name is found in the records with numerous 
States Marine hospital, at Portland, Maine, spellings, such as Staee. Stacy, Stacey, Stacie 
and some of the original buildings at the State and Stacye. It has been identified with the 
Farm at Bridgewater, Mass. His own home history of Maine from a very early period of 
on Second street, erected soon after the fire the settlement of what is now that State, and 
of 1843, was in its day one of the finest resi- has sent out prominent sons to other States 
dences in Fall River. Mr. Miller invested and Territories of this country. 
considerable of his surplus capital in mil! (I) Simon Stace came from Bocking, in the 
stocks, and at the time of liis death was a County of Essex, England, where he was a 
director of the Mechanics and the Laurel Lake clothier, and settled at Ipswich, Mass., where 
Mills. On Oct. 6, 1857, he was elected a he was a proprietor as early as 1637, and died 
director of the Massasoit National Bank, serv- about 1649, in which year his widow is of 
ing until 1893, when he resigned because of record as being granted a piece of meadow- 
advancing age. He died Oct. 29, 1895, and land. Her will was proved March 29, 1670, 
was buried in Oak Grove cemetery, within a few days after her death, and was 

Mr. Miller was a Democrat in politics and at witnessed by Simon, Sarah and Anne Stace. 

times quite active in that respect, serving Besides Simon.the will mentions a son Thom- 

twice as a member of the General Court, in as, and daughters "Sarah Buswell, Susanna 

1852 and again in 1875, and in 1857 he served ffrench,, Mary Mears and Anne." The firat 

as alderman of the city. He was also much daughter was probably the wife of Capt. Wil- 



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liam BuBwell, of Salisbury. The last named, Ue is eaid to have been a Bea captain and Kevo- 

who was unmarried, cared for her mother in lutionary soldier, but the rolls of Massachu- 

ber old age, and received her household eftecta selts do not give him credit for the latter 

by the will. In consideration of her burial, service. He married Alice, daughter of C'apt. 

the mother willed a bullock to Simon, and John and Dorcas (Littlefieid) Shaplcigh, bom 

Thomas received the great Bible and a damask Feb. 20, 1752. They had recorded in Kittery 

napkin. The marriage of Simon Stace, of two children, Dorcas and Samuel, and prob- 

BcKjking, to Elizabeth Gierke, a spinster, of ably removed from the town after the birth of 

Theydon-Gamon, County of Essex, daughter the latter. 

of Stephen Gierke, a yeoman of that place, is (VII) Samuel Stacy (3), son of Samuel 

recorded as having occurred at Theydon (8) and Alice (Shapleigh) Stacey, was born 

Mount, Nov. 6, 1620. about 1780 in Kittery, and settled in Shap- 

(II) Thomas Stacey, probably the second leigh, Maine. He was a sea captain, engaged 
son of Simon and Elizabeth (Gierke) Stace, in the fishing industry. During the war of 
was bom about 1630 in England, and was a 1S12 he was engaged in privateering, and was 
resident of Ipswich, Mass., where he subscribed taken prisoner, never returning home. His 
for the cart bridge in 1646, and for military wife, Mary Clark, probably a descendant of 
instruction by JUajor Denieon in 1648, He David Clark, one of the early settlers of Kit- 
was received into full communion with the tery, survived her husband, living to an ad- 
church March 1, 1674, and died about Novem- vaoced age. 

ber, 1690. His will was made Feb. 9, 1689. (VIII) William H. Stacy, posthumous son 

He married Oct. 4, 1653, Susanna, daughter of Samuel (3) and Mary (Clark) Stacy, was 

of Rev. William and Sarah Worcester, of bom Aug. 35, 1813, in Shapleigh, Maine. la 

Salisbury, Mass. Their children were: Thom- early life he learned the cabinetmaker's trade, 

as, William, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, Simon, which he followed for a number of years in 

John, Susanna, Sarah, Nymphas and Rebecca. Augusta, Maine, where he also conducted a 

(III) William Stacey, second son of furniture store in connection and where he was 
Thomas and Sarah (Worcester)- Stacey, was a well-known and highly respected citizen, 
bom April 21, 1656, in Ipswich, Mass., and Mr. Stacy and his wife were active and in- 
died early in 1705 in Kittery, Maine, where fluential members of the Universalist Church 
he settled in 1679, residing on the north side of Augusta. In political faith he was a Re- 
of Sturgeon creek. He married Mehitable, publican, and he held membership in the Inde- 
danghter of Edward and Hester (Hodsdon) pendent Order of Odd Fellows. He passed 
Waymouth, bom in 1669, who died in 1753. away while on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. 
She was made administratrix of her husband's Oliver B. Quiaby, at Brockton, Mass., Dec. 
estate March 5, 1705. Their children were: 18, 1891, aged seventy-eight years, three 
Mary, Hester, William, Samuel, Elizabeth, months, twenty-three days, and his widow then 
Benjamin and Mehitable. made her home with Mrs. Quinby. continuing 

(rV) Samuel Stacey, second son of William to live at Brockton until her death, which 

and Mehitable (Waymouth) Stacey, was bom occurred Dec. 19, 1909. Although she had 

April 19, 1698, In Kittery, Maine, where he reached the advanced age of ninety years, five 

probably passed his life. He married there months, Mrs. Stacy retained all her faculties 

Nov. 2, 1721, Mary Pray, daughter of Samuel to a marked degree until her demise. Her 

and Mary (Pemald) Pray, who died in 1789. maiden name was Sarah E. Robincon, and she 

To them were bom children: William, Samuel, was the daughter of Alvin Robinson, of Litch- 

John, Ebenezer, Benjamin and Timothy. field, Maine. To Mr. and Mrs. Stacy were 

(V) William Stacey (3), eldest son of Sam- bom eight children, only two of whom lived 
uel and Mary (Pray) Stacey, was bom March to marry, namely, William H. and Mary E, 
17, 1784, in Kittery, Maine, where he died in (the wife of Oliver B. Quinbv, of Brockton). 
1792. He married in 1747 Elizabeth Clark, (IX) William H. Stacy (3), son of the late 
bom Jan. 28, 1729, in that town, daughter William H. and Sarah E. (Robinson) Stacy, 
of John and Judith Clark, and she died in was horn Aug. 22, 1843, at Augusta, Maine. 
1790, Their children were: Mary', Samuel, Until thirteen years of age he attended the- 
John, William, Elizabeth. Sarah, Joseph, Ben- common schools of his native town, after 
jamin, Stephen. Timothy and Tjois. which for some time his summers were spent 

(VI) Samuel Stacey (2), eldest son of Wil- in steamhoating from Augtista to Portland,, 
liam (2) and Elizabeth (Clark) Stacey, was and for a period of about three years he wafr 
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Boston, Mass., these boats maldiig tvo round on their own account. Accordingly a partner- 
trips a week. Meantime his winters were de- ship was formed with S. Gardner Jones, who 
voted to a continuaoce of his attendance at may be justly styled the originator and design- 
school. In August, 1860, when eighteen years er of the best class of fine footwear in Broek- 
of age, Mr. Stacy went to Boston, where his ton, under the firm style of Stacy, Adams & 
first employment was in a crockery store, and Jones, and locating in a small factory building 
he received four dollars per week for his serv- on Montello street, just north of the present 
ices, three dollars being spent for board and plant, this firm began in December, 1875, the 
lodging. After he had been but a short time manufacture of a fine grade of men's shoes, 
in this position his employer sold the budneee, Messrs. Stacy and Adams being Balesmen, their 
the same location then being occupied by a time was devoted to the selling of the product, 
retail shoe store, the proprietor of which, hav- while Mr. Jones had charge of the manufac- 
ing seen the young man, about the place and turing end of the business, the financial affairs 
taken a liking to liim, offered him a position of the concern being in charge of Oliver B. 
aa clerk in the shoe store, which he accepted. Quinby, who had come from Maine to accept 
Thus he continued for a period of about four that position. This arrangement continued 
years. Having acquired a knowledge of the for a period of about three years, when the 
shoe business, and being of an energetic and partnership was dissolved, Mr. Jones retiring 
ambitious make-up, Mr. Stacy determined to and his interests being purchased by the other 
try hia ability as a salesman of shoes "on the members of the firm, of which Mr. Quinby 
road," and in 1866 started West with a varied became a member in his stead; the firm name 
line of shoes from various manufacturers, tak- was then changed to Stacy, Adams & Co. The 
ing orders for the same on commission. His business was then removed to the present loca- 
first experience in this line proved successful, tion, and in February, 1910, was installed in 
and the next year he accepted a position on the large six-story brick factory building, hav- 
ealary to travel for the South Shore Boot and ing a floor space of over fifty thousand square 
Shoe Company, of New Bedford, Mass., his feet, which occupies a portion of the same site 
territory being as far west as the Mississippi where the business has been located for so 
river. He continued with this firm until 1870, many years. The present building was erected 
when he accepted a similar position with Gray for its specisl use, representing the most mod- 
Brothers of Syracuse, N. T., manufacturers ern ideas in construction and equipment, the 
of women's fine shoes, with which firm he con- latest and most modem machinery used in the 
tinned for a period of about four years. While art of shoemaking having been installed. The 
traveling for them he met the late Henry L. product of the Stacy-Adams Company has a 
Adams, who was then a salesman in the world-wide reputation for superior quality and 
employ of James M. Burt, of New York, man- style as well as individuality. Between three 
ufacturer of men's fine hand-made shoes, and hundred and fifty and four hundred skilled 
a warm friendship sprang up between Mr. hands are employed, the plant having a daily 
Stacy and Mr. Adams, whicfi eventually re- capacity of about fifteen hundred pairs of 
suited in the formation of the partnership shoes. From the outset Mr. Adams shared 
between them for the manufacture of men's Mr. Stacy's determination that only the best 
fine shoes. Being agents for various grades quality of shoes should he made, and each 
of shoes, they opened an office in New York had for the other a warm regard and sincere 
City and made arrangements with various respect. They were congenial in many ways, 
manufacturers to dispose of their product, and and each helped and influenced the other, and 
when the grade of shoe which they wished to the partnership conducted under such condi- 
handle was not turned out by one manufac- tions of mutual confidence was practically as- 
turer they readily made arrangements with sured of satisfactory results. The development 
others, whose plants were equipped for the of the business is evidenced by the position 
making of the kind of shoes required. This to-day in the commercial world held by the 
feature of their business proved the starting- Stacy-Adams Company. Mr. Adams continued 
point of the present Stacy-Adams Company, a member of this concern until November, 
Early in 1875 they came to Brockton to ar- 1886. since which time the business has been 
range for the manufacture of a certain grade conducted by Messrs. Stacy and Quinby. In 
of shoe which they were not then handling, 1908 the business was incorporated under the 
and as they were unable to make satisfactory laws of Massachusetts as the Stacy-Adamfi 
arrangements for the production of these shoes Company, with a capital stock of $150,000; 
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<)uiiiby treasurer, and James H. CumuDgliam the descendants of Amittai Hammond, latterly 

^neral superintendeDt. of New Bedford, where for some sixty years 

Fraternally Mr. Stacy U a prominent mem- his son, the late Caleb Hammond, and the 

ber of the Masonic organization, holding mem- latter's sons, Edgar B. and Henry F. Ham- 

bership in Joseph Webb Lodge, A. F. & A. M., mond, together and in turn have been the 

and Boston Commandery, Knights Templar, leading architects of their city, the elder Ham- 

of Boston. In political faith be is a stanch mond figuring largely in the planning for 

adherent of the principles of the Republican many of the buildings erected in that period in 

party, and a firm believer in the protection of his city and also figuring conspicuously in the 

American industries. city's public affairs. His lineage and family 

In March, 1865, Mr. Stacy was united in history follow, 

marriage to Annie F, Barney, daughter of (I) William Hammond, a native of London, 

Edmund Barney, of Providence, R. I. Mr. County Kent, England, where he married 

and Mrs. Stacy have no children. They afBli- Elizabeth Penn, Bister of Sir William Penn, 

ate with the TTnitarian Church of Boston. admiral, and aunt to William Penn, the 

Although his business has been located in Quaker, was probably a descendant of the 
Brockton, Mr. Stacy has continued bis real- Hammonds of St. Albans Court, County Kent. 
dence in Boston, where for several years he He died and was buried in London. Their 
and his wife have made their home at the children, all born in London, were: Benjamin, 
Ijenox hotel. Mr. Stacy is what may be truly Elizabeth, Martha and Rachel. The mother, 
called a self-made man, having been the archi- a widow, with her son Benjamin and three 
tect of his own successful career. His worldly daughters, all young, left a good estate in 
poseessions when he established himself in London, and came over to New England in 
basineBB in Brockton were very limited, but the troublesome times of 1634, from a desire 
the push, energy and enterprise which have to have the liberty to serve God according to 
cbaract«ri2ed his career throughout soon made the dictates of conscience. They arrived 
him a leader in the industrial and business in Boston, Sept. 18, 1634, in the ship "Grif- 
vorld. Although Mr. Stacy is not a man fin" and had with them the Rev. John Loth- 
given to sentimentality, no case of sufFering rop, their minister. Mrs. Hammond lived 
or misfortune among bis employees is ever in Boston and Watertown until 1638, when 
brought to his notice without receiving his she joined Rev. John Lothrop's Church in 
assistance, and he always takes a deep interest Scituate, April 16, 1638, being the thirty' 
in the general welfare of those employed by third member thereof. She probably returned 
the company, insisting that employees shall to Boston near the close of the year 1639, as 
have all the comforts consistent with their she died and was buried there in 1640. 
occupation, comforts which he believes are not (11) Benjamin Hammond, son of William 
only due them as men, but which also, inci- and Elizabeth (Penn) Hammond, bom in 
dentally, enhance their efiUclency as workmen. 1631, in London, England, came to New Eng- 
However, his acts of kindness are not done for land with hie mother and family as stated 
publication or exploitation in the press, but above. He went to Sandwich and there in 
for the pleasure and comfort the recipient may 1650 married Mary Vincent, daughter of 
derive from them. John Vincent, who was bom in England in 

There is nothing vacillating about Mr. 1633. Benjamin Hammond had been for a 

Stacy, and when he acts he acts quickly, but time in Yarmouth before his marriage, as he 

with decision. He is plain, agreeable and was there in 1643. His children by Mary 

tmvarying in his social relations, and the were: Samuel, John, Nathan, Benjamin, Rose 

friends he makee are fast friends. and Mary. The parents, with their sons 
Nathan and Benjamin, probably located in 

HAMMOND. I5 what was ancient Roches- Rochester about 1684. They died there. Ren- 
ter and Dartmouth, including the later sub- jamin in 1703, aged eighty-two, and Mary, in 
divisions of those towns, the Hammond family 170S, aged seventy-two. 

has dwelt from almost the very dawn of the (HI) Samuel Hammond, son of Benjamin 
civilization of this section,' and it was a still and Mary (Vincent) Hammond, bom in 1655, 
earlier family in an older part of Maasachu- went with hia brother John to Rochester about 
setts; and for a century and a half the branch 1680, and settled in the extreme southwesterly 
here considered has been identified with the part of the town known as tlie "West Neck," 
development of Dartmouth, Fairhaven and where he lived to advanoed life much re- 
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prominent member of the FirBt Congregational 
Church in Rochester, now located in Marion. 
He was an extensive landholder, and settled 
four of his pons around him, namely: Seth, 
Josiah, Barnabas and Jedediah, the last named 
later removing to Scituate. Samuel married 
about 1680, Mary Hathaway, and their chil- 
dren were: Benjamin, born Dec. IS, 1681; 
Seth, born Feb. 13, 1683; Rosamond, born 
May S, 1684; Samuel, bom March 8, 1685; 
Thomas, born Sept. 16, 1687; Jedediah, born 
Sept. 19, 1690; Joaiah, born Sept. 15, 1692; 
Barnabas, born Jan. 20, 1694; Maria, bom 
Jan. 27, 1697; John, bom Oct. 4, 1701; and 
Jedediah (2), born Sept. 30, 1703. 

(IV) Seth Hammond, son of Samuel and 
Mary (Hathaway) Hammond, born Feb. 13, 
1683, married March 4, 1706, Mary Randall 
[may have married (second) in 1714, Eliza- 
beth Stewart, but the will proved Feb. 28, 
1737, names the widow Mary]. As stated in 
the foregoing his father lived in Rochester and 
settled four of his sons, Seth included, around 
him. Seth was a farmer living near his father. 
He died in 1736-37. He had children: Jerusha 
{bom May 7, 1708), Archelus (born Sept. 15, 
1709), Jedediah (bora Sept. 16, 1711), Seth, 
Jonathan and Sylvanua. 

(V) Seth Hammond (2), son of Seth, mar- 
ried Aug. 23, 1738, Elizabeth Lombard (or 
Lumber), of Chatham, Mass., who was born 
April 1, 1714. In November, 1748, he bought 
land of Abraham Russell, situated in that part 
of East Fairhaven known as "New Boston," 
then a part of the town of Dartmouth. He 
gave in January, 1794, a life lease of this farm 
to his son Seth, Jr., and after him to his 
ffrandaon Caleb Hammond. The children of 
Seth and Elizabeth were: Adne, born May 25, 
1739; Lurann, bom June 3, 1741; Luerrieea, 
bom Sept. 30, 1743; David, born Jan. 16, 
1746; Seth, horn July 4, 1748; Caleb, born 
Jan. 30. 1751; Nathaniel, horn Jan. 3, 1754; 
and Jedidah, bora June 4, 1756. 

(VI) Seth Hammond (3), eon of Seth and 
Elizabeth, horn July 4, 1748. married (firett 
March 1, 1773, Mary (or Hannah) Boles. 
He lived on Wolf Creek in Rochester, at the 
time of the birth of his son Caleb, but after- 
ward moved on to his. father's farm in East 
Fairhaven. He married (second) June 6, 
1787, Anstris Hammond-Jenncy, daughter of 
Elisha Hammond. He had children: Caleb 
(bora about 1774), Deborah and Jedidah 
(twins) (born in 1776), Eliza, Elizabeth, 
Anstris (all to the first marriajie), Elisha, 
Elihu (bora Sept. 25, 1795), and Betsey (bora 
April 20, 1800). 



(VII) Caleb Hammond, son of Seth (3), 
born about 1774, married Oct. 17, 1802, Han- 
nail Barlow, who was bora in 1787, and died 
Oct. 23, 1861. Mr. Hammond was a farmer 
of East Fairhaven, MasB. His children were: 
Nathaniel, born Sept. 18, 1803; AmittaJ, bom 
Sept. 4, 1806; Caroline, bom July 16, 1810; 
Frederic P., bom July 19, 1813; Abby, bom 
Oct. 22, 1817; Joseph, born Nov. 6, 1821;. 
and Nancy, bora Oct. 22, 1824. 

(VIII) Amittai Hammond, son of Caleb- 
and Hannah ^Barlow) Hammond, bom Sept. 
4, 1806, married Nov. 1, 1827, Eunice Chand- 
ler, born Jan. 2, 1796, and died Dec. 31, 1876. 
Mr. Hammond was a farmer living at Matta- 
poisett. He later was occupied as a dealer in 
milk and wdod in New Bedford, Mass., where 
he died in June, 1878. His children were: 
Hattie E., bora in June, 1828; Caleb, bom 
Nov. 19, 1829; Jane W., bora Dec. 3, 1832; 
Francis W., born Feb. 26, 1836, died Mareh 
17, 1911 ; and Lucy S., bom Jan. 27, 1838. 

(IX) Caleb Hammond, son of Amittai and 
Eunice (Chandler) Hammond, was bom Nov. 
19, 1829, in Fairhaven, Mass. He lived in 
Fairhaven until eleven years old, when he 
removed with his parents to Mattapoiwtt, and 
it was in those towns that he received a com- 
mon school education. At the age of sixteen 
he went to New Bedford to learn the carpen- 
ter's trade, being apprenticed to Mr. Ezra 
Chandler, and later to William Gifford. On 

.the completion of his trade he went into busi- 
ness with the late Mr. Simeon Ashley, under 
the firm name of Ashley & Hammond, in the 
building where the Cummings block now 
stands on William street. When that building 
was designed Mr. Hammond, then engaged as 
a contractor and builder, without a partner, 
removed to North Water street, on the site of 
the present building occupied by the firm of 
Caleb Hammond & Son. For nearly half a 
century he carried on business in that locality, 
and for many years he was identified with a 
great many of the building enterprises in New 
Bedford. 

At the very beginning of his business career 
Mr. Hammond made a study of architecture, 
and at one time was the only architect in New 
Bedford. He prepared the plans for many of 
the school buildings and tire stations during 
the years between 1860 and 1889. At the 
time the late George B. Richmond rebuilt the 
New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge Mr. Ham- 
mond was the engineer in charge, having been 
elected to that position by the city council. 

As a public man Mr. Hammond 'first came 
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couDcil previous to the Civil war. As a com- . trustees of the Industrial School since its 

moa councilman he served in 1856, 1857, eetabliBbment bj the city goveninieiit io 1909. 

1863 and 1864, and later under Mayor John Mr. Hammond married March 26, 1884, 

H. Perry, in 1866-67, served as an alderman Anna V, B. Salisbury, born March 17, 1859, 

from Ward One. In 1879 he was elected to daughter of Levi Salisbury, They have no 

the school board from Ward One, and waa children. 

chairman of the committee which introduced Henrt P, Hammond, bom Oct. 13, 1856, 
evening drawing schools. Still later, in 1880, was the second son of Caleb. He received a 
he was an alderman from Ward Three, under good educational training and grew to man- 
Jlayor William T. Soule. He served as city hood in his native city, learning the carpenter 
surveyor for several years previous to 1873, and joiner trade under his father's apt super- 
and it was under his directions that the first virion. He was actively engaged in the con- 
additions to both Rural and Oak Grove ceme- tracting and building business in New Bedford 
teries were laid out. While a member of the and made a success of this work. He was 
common council he was prominent in the in- interested in the fire department of the city 
trodnction of water as a means of fighting a'nd was an active member of the Protecting 
fires. He was a Republican in politics, but in the ■ Society, being also a member of the Veteran 
early days of the labor reform movement took Firemen's Association. He was a member of 
an interest therein, and was nominated for the I. 0. O. F. and also of the New Bedford 
lieutenant governor on that ticket, Mr, Ham- Yacht Club. His death occurred July 84, 
niond was honest and upright in all his deal- 1910, in New .Bedford, where he was deeply 
ings, and had the respect of the community mourned by all who knew him. He was buried 
at large. in Oak Grove cemetery, in New Bedford. 

On April 25, 1852, Mr. Hammond married Mr. Hammond married Emma L. Fuller, 

Anna T. Hazard, born Oct. 20, 1833, daughter bom Aug. 12, 1862, and they had two chil- 

of Perry and Anna (Thompldns) Hazard, dren: (1) Frances Thompkins was bom Sept, 

They had two sons: Edgar B. and Henry F, 27, 1882. He was educated in the public 

BIr. Hammond died March 25, 1903, in the Rchools of New Bedford, also at Pratt Institute 

peventy-fourth year of his age. at liis home in at Brooklyn, N. Y., graduating in the class of 

North street, New Bedford, Mass. His wife 1909, having taken up a course of architecture 

died June 6. 1901, and they are both buried in this school. He is now in the office of Ma 

in Oak Grove cemetery. uncie, Edgar B. Hammond. (2) Chester B. 

Edgab B. Hammond, son of Caleb, was bom was born March 10, 1886, in New Bedford, 

in New Bedford March 18, 1854. He was He was educated in the public and high 

educated in the public and high schools of schools and Pratt's Institute at Brooklyn, N. 

New Bedford, and graduated from the Massa- Y., taking up at the latter school a course in 

chusetts School of Technology, at Boston, in steam, and machine designing, and he grad- 

the class of 1874. He later attended the Ed- uated in 1905. He is now designer in the 

ward H. Allen private school of New Bed- Morse Twist Drill Company, of New Bedford. 

ford. He took up civil engineering and be- He married Lillian B. Dammon, and they have 

came associated with his father as architect one child, Clarence E. He is a member of the 

under the name of Caleb Hammond & Son, New Bedford Yacht Club. 
and the business has ever since continued 

under that name with offices on Water street, BROWNELL. (I) Thomas Brownell, bora 
Mr. Hammond is one of the best known archi- in 1619, came from Derbyshire, England. In 
tects of New Bedford and is well known. He 1638, the year he married, he was of Ports- 
has taken a deep interest in educational mat- mouth, R. I. He was commissioner in 1655, 
ters and was a member of the school board of 1661, 1662 and 1663, and deputy in 1664. 
New Bedford for nine years, representing Both Mr. and Mrs. Brownell died in 1665. 
Ward Three, four years of which time he filled Her name was Ann. Their children were : 
the office of chairman of the board, and in Mary; Sarah; Martha, bora in- 1644, who 
December, 1910, he declined renomination. In died Feb. 15, 1743; George, bora in 1646, 
political matters he is independent. He is a who died April SO, 1718; William, bom in 
member of the Unitarian Church, and his 1648, who died in 1715; Thomas, bom in 
chief recreation is yachting, he being a mem- 1650, who died May 18, 1732; Robert, bora in 
ber of the New Bedford Yacht Club, of which 1652, who died July 12. 1738; and Ann, bora 
he was commodore for seven years and is now in 1654, who died April 8, 1747. 
a director. He has been chairman of the (II) Thomas Brownell (3), born in 1650, 



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married in 1678 Mary Pearce, born May 6, 
1651, daughter of Bichard and Susannab 
(Wright) Pearce, and was of Little Comptoii, 
E. I. He died May 18, 1732, and hie wife ob 
May i, 1736. Their children were: Thomas, 
bom Feb. 16, 1679, died in January, 1752; 
John, born Feb. 21, 1G83, died in March, 
1759; George, bom Jan. 19, 1685, died Sept. 
23, 1756; Jeremiah, born Oct. 10, 1689, died 
in June, 1756; Mary, born March 22, 1692, 
died July 31, 1717; Charles, bora Dec. 23, 
1694, died in Pebmary, 1774. 

(III) Capt. George Brownell, bom Jan. 
19, 1685, married July 6, 1706, Mary, born 
March 20, 1685, daughter of Jonathan Thur- 
ston, and was of Westport, Maas., where he 
died Sept. 22, 1756. Captain Brownell served 
as such officer in an expedition to Canada. 
Mrs. Mary Brownell died Feb. 23, 1740. Their 
children were: Giles, bom March 1, 1707; 
Phebe, June 19, 1708; Mary, Nov. 9, 1709 
(died Oct. 6, 1791); George, June 37, 1711; 
Thomas, Feb. 11, 1713; Elizabeth, Sept. 13, 
1717; Jonathan, March 19, 1719 (died June 
11, 1776) ; Paul,' June 12, 1721 (died May 20, 
1760); Stephen, Nov. 29, 1726. Captain 
Brownell married (second) Comfort Taylor on 
April 18, 1745. She was horn March 2, 1703, 
and by her marriage with Mr. Brownell be- 
came the mother of a daughter Mary, bom 
March 3, 1747. 

(IV) Stephen Brownell, son of Capt. 
George, bora Nov. 29, 1726, married Jan. 5, 
1747, Edith Wilbor, bom April 32, 1727. The 
children of Stephen and Edith were: Phebe, 
bom Sept. 4, 1747; WUIiam, bom July 17, 
1749; Abieail, boiii March 15, 1751; Edith, 
bom Nov. 2, 1752; Mary, bom in April or 
July, 1754; Geor?e. bora Oct. 29, 1756; and 
Stephen, born Oct. 29, 1756. 

(V) William Brownell, son of Stephen and 
Edith, bom July 17, 1749, married Feb. 14, 
1771, Elizabeth, daughter of Giles and Mary 
Pearce, bora Oct. 19, .1751. Children: Edith, 
bora March 1, 1772, and Isaac, bora July 1, 
1774. He married (second) Jan. 8, 1778, 
Eunice Palmer, and (third) Nov. 19, 1786, 
Betsey Grinnell. He died in May, 1810. The 
children of William and Eunice were: Eliza- 
beth, bora Feb. 13, 1779; Sylvester, bora July 
31, 1782; Humphrey, bora July 19, 1785. 
The children bom to the third marriage were : 
Eunice, bom Sept. 1, 1787; William, bom 
March 23, 1789; Walter, bom Sept. 3, 1790; 
Clarke, born Oct. 16. 1793; Betsey, bom Dec. 
16, 1795; and Stephen, bom Jan. 2, 1798. 

(VT) Clarke Brownell, son of William and 
Betsey (Grinnell) Brownell, bora Oct. 16, 



1793, married Nov. 5, 1812, Hannah, bom 
Nov. 26, 1794, daughter of Samuel' and Eliza- 
beth (Pearce) Hillard, of little Compton, 
Maes. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. 
Brownell were: Warren, bora in 1815; Oliver 
C, bom Oct. 27, 1819; Benjamin P., bora 
Feb. 17, 1823; Isaac T., bora Dec. 25, 1826; 
Deborah Ann, born Oct. 20, 1829; Eben, bom 
S»pt. 28, 1834; Wilham, bom March 24, 
1837; and Hichmond, born June 30, 1840. 

(VII) Isaac T. Brownell, son of Clarke 
and Hannah (Hillard) Brownell, was bora 
on Christmas ■ day, 1826, in Little Compton, 
Mass. He received the usual common school 
e'ducation given to country lads of that day 
and learned the earpenter'e trade. On the 
discovery of gold in California in 1849 he was 
allured thither, becoming as it were one of the 
"49er8." After a two years' experience along 
the Pacific he returned and again took up his 
trade, locating and establishing himself in that 
occupation in Fall River, Mass., and in time 
developed a large businesB in contracting and 
building; and as the years came and went he 
grew with them; in other words, by his effort 
and industry, together with his iionorable 
course of dealing with his fellowmen, and the 
care he gave to his business affairs, he became 
a man of large means, perhaps among the most 
substantial men of Fall River. He had at 
times as many as a hundred men in his em- 
ploy. He did the carpenter work for the 
Union Mills, the Durfee, Richard Borden, 
Merchants No. 1 and Globe No. 2, at the time 
of their construction. In after years he did 
much joining and repair work. He continued 
in "the harness," in active business, until quite 
late in life. And not a great while ago he 
made a second trip to the Pacific coast, this 
time, however, making it one of pleasure 
rather than business, taking with him his wife. 

Years ago Mr. Brownell was quite active in 
public affairs; was assistant chief of the fire 
department in 1877, 1878 . and 1880; and 
superintendent of public buildings in 1881. 

Mr. Brownell died at his home on Durfee 
street, Pall River, Mass., Feb. 8, 1911, aged 
eighty-fonr years. He was a temperate man 
in every respect, never using tobacco or liqnor 
in any form. His charity was of the nnosten- 
tatiouE order, many poor women and suffering 
children being able to bear testimony as to 
his benevolence, though he was the kind of 
man whose right hand never knew what his 
left was doing. His memory will long be cher- 
ished by many persons in the community. 

Mr. Brownell was twice married, his first 
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River. In December, 1899, he married Anna was a blacksmith by occupation, and his father 
Jlersey, vho survives him. She was bom in was a shoemaker. He died in August, 1715, 
Fairhaven, Uass., dau^ter of Jeremiah in his eightj-fifth year. His wife died June 
JSpragne and Mary Ann (Brown) Hereej. 29, 1715. Their children were: Jeremiah, 
John, Sarah, Lazarus, Phebe, Mary and Eliza- 
ABTHUK LORING EEALS, M. D. The beth. 
Beal or Beals family of that region of country (HI) Jeremiah Beal (3), born May 13, 
in and about Hingham, Abington, the Bridge- 1655, in Hingham, Mass., married May 22, 
waters, etc., is an ancient one of tlie Old 1677, Hannah, baptized in Hingham Sept. 
Colony, descendants of John Beal or Beale, 30, 1658, daughter of Andrew and Triphany 
of Hinifham. This article is to deal, however. Lane. Like his father he was a blact^mitb 
with the branch of the family of tlie section by occupation, and a prominent public man 
named, with that of the Abington, Mass.- in the town. He was selectman in 1690, 1692 
Turner, Maine family, to which belonged the and 1696. He resided on the paternal home- 
late Isaiah A. Beals, who returned to the land stead on Main street. He died April 21, 1703, 
of his ancestors and in North Bridgewater and his wife passed away Sept. 19, 1719. 
and Brockton passed an active business career Their children were: Jeremiah, Sarah, Han- 
and substantial citizenship, and whose son, nah, Joel, Andrew, Jedediab, Abraham, Bath- 
the present Dr. Arthur Loring Beals, is one sheba, Rebecca, Benjamin and Abigail. 
of the leading physicians of the latter named (IV) Jeremiah Beal (3), bom May 2, 1678, 
«i1y. There follows in chronological order in Hingham, Mass., married Jan. 3, 1700-01, 
and in detail from the American ancestor the Esther Farrow, daughter of John and Mary 
Beals lineage of this branch of the family. (Hilliard) Farrow. She was bom in Hing- 

(I) John Beal or Beale came from the ham June 28, 1675. Mr, Beal and Ms fami^ 
parish of Hingham, County of Norfolk, Eng- removed from Hingham, where the parents 
land, to Hingham, in the Massachusetts Bay died, Mr. Beal Aug. 10, 1716, and Mrs. Beal 
Colony, in 1638; and on the I8th of December, Jan. 21, 1760. Their children were: Bethia, 
in that year, received a grant of land of six bom Jan. 28, 1701-03; Mary, bom April 33, 
acres on what is now South street, at or near 1703; Joel, March 31, 1704-05; Jeremiah, 
the comer of Hersey street. He was aceom- Dec. 25, 1706; William, Oct. 26, 1708; and 
panied by hia wife, five sons, three daughters Isaac, Oct. 9, 1711. 

and two servants. He was made a freeman in (V) Jeremiah Beal (i), bom Dec. 25, 1706, 
1639, and in 1649 and 1659 was chosen to in Hingham, married Nov. 18, 1729, at Wey- 
represeut the town at the General Court of the mouth, Mass., Mary Colson, bom Oct. 7, 1708, 
Colony. His first wife, Nazareth Hobart, who daughter of John and Susanna (Lincoln) Col- 
was the mother of his children, was a daughter son. The children bom to Jeremiah and Mary, 
of Edmund and Margaret (Dewey) Hobart. in Weymouth, Mass., were: Abijah, bom Aug. 
She was bom in England about 1600, and died 17, 1730, and Benjamin, Dec. 9, 1731. After 
in Hingham Sept. 23, 1658. He manied tiie birth of the last named child Mr. Beal 
(second) March 10, 1659, Mrs. Mary Jacob, removed to the town of Abington, Mass., and 
widow of Nicholas Jacob. She died in Hing- settled on the farm which in comparatively 
ham June 15, 1681. Mr. Beal died. April 1, recent years was known as the William Blais- 
1688, aged one hundred years. The children dell place, where were bom children as fol- 
of John and Nazareth, all save the two young- lows: Chloe, Feb. 2, 1739; Levi, in 1741; and 
ert bom in England, were: Martha, Mary, Priscilla, in 1746 (who married Capt. Abra- 
Sarah, John, Nathaniel, Jeremiah, Joshua, ham Shaw, of East Abington, and they are 
Caleb, Rebecca and Jacob. the ancestors of a large number of the Shaw 

(II) Jeremiah Beal, bom in 1631, in Eng- name in East Abington). Mr. Beal died in 
land, as stated came to America with the 1752; his widow l-emained on the homestead 
family in 1638, settling at Hingham. On until 1780 or 1781, when she died at the age 
Nov. 18, 165S, he married Sarah, bom in of about seventy-two years. 

England, daughter of William Ripley. He (VI) Benjamin Beal, bom Dec. 9, 1731, 

was known as Lieutenant Beal, and resided on in Wevmouth, Mass., went with the family to 

Bachelor (Main) street, near the meetinghouse Abington when a babe, and there passed hia 

of tfie First parish, but late in life on East life^ He was by occupation a farmer; was a 

(pear Hull) street. He was constable in 1673, lieutenant in the militia, and collector for the 

selectman in 1671, 1673 and 1684. He was Province, when Harrison Gray was treasurer 

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1753, he married Mary Porter, of Weymoutli, June 9, 1840; Isaiah A., born May 18, 1842, 

Mass., who was born Sept. 35, 1734, daughter is mentiooed below; Emma A., bom Dec. 83, 

of Eichard and Kuth (Whitman) Porter. Mr. 1843, married George Bonney; and Agnes L., 

and Mre. Beal died, he Aug. 30, 1S05, and bom Jan. 9, 1846, died at the age of sixteen 

she Jan, 3, 1806. Their children were: Cliloe, yeare. 

bom Dec. 6, 1753, died when young; Mary, Capt. Benjamin Beals, the father of this 

bom Oct. 11, 1755, married Ebenezer Hunt; large family, was for years a resident of the 

Benjamin was born Oct. 30, 1757; Chloe (2), town of Leeds, Maine, where most of his chil- 

born Oct. 8, 1759, died Jan. 1, 1848; Samuel dren were bom, later removing to Turner in 

was bom Oct. 8, 1761; Kuth, bom Sept. 14, the same State, where the rest were bora. He 

1763, married Noah Hersey, of Abington; was a farmer by occupation, and a man of 

Priscilla was bom Feb. 14, 1766; Zelot«B, Feb, intelligence and force of character, and a 

23, 1768; Lydia, bora Feb. 13, 1770, married highly respected citizen of the communities in 

David Trufant, of Weymouth ; Sarah, born which he lived. He was a Baptist in his re- 

Nov. 11, 1773, married Nathaniel Tirrell; liffious faith, and a strong temperance man 

Nathaniel was bom Feb. 11, 1775; and Me- and Prohibit on ist, and active worker with 

hetabel, bom May 1, 1777, married Abuer N'eal Dow in making Maine a Prohibition 

Holbrook, of Weymouth. State. He held various local town ofBeea, and 

(VII) Benjamin Beal (2), bom Oct. 30, for a number of years was captain in the State 
1757, in Abington, Mass., married June 21, militia. He was a stanch Antislavery man, 
1767, Mary Noyes, and removed to the town and although too advanced in years to partici- 
of Turner, Maine, where he became an early pate in the Civil war was strong in his ad- 
settler and where his descendants are nu- vocacj of the Union, four of Ms sons serving 
merous. in that memorable con&ict. 

(VIII) Capt. Benjamin Beals (3), son of (IX) Isaiah Additon Beals, son of Capt. 
Benjamin (2), was born March 24, 1800, in Benjamin and Caroline (Leonard) Beals, was 
Turner, Maine, and married Caroline Leonard, bom May 18, 1842, in Turner, Maine, and 
who was bom Aug. 5, 1804, daughter of Rev. acquired his education in the public schools of 
Martin and Hannah (Stetson) Leonard, the his native town and State. At the age of 
latter born April 15, 1784, daughter of Ehen- twenty-three years he began employment with 
ezer and Olive (Hall) Stetson. Rev. Martin the late Daniel S. Howard, of North Bridge- 
Ijeonard was a native of Bridgewater, Mass., water, Mass., who was one of the leading shoe 
bom March 14, 1778, and his wife a native manufacturers of that town, with whom he 
of Dighton, Mass., and he was descended in continued for several years, under the very best 
direct line from Solomon Leonard, a native instruction in the making of shoes. At the 
of Monmouthshire or vicinity, in the south- end of this preparation Mr. Beals became a 
westerly part of England, who came to Kew member of the firm of Daniel S. Howard ft 
England and is of record at Duxbury as early Co., and continued a partner in the business 
as 1637, the date of the incorporation of the ''nr a period of abont three years, when he 
town, from whom his line of descent is withdrew from the same, and in about 1880 
through Jolm, Josiah, Samuel and Samuel engaged in the manufacture of shoes on his 
(2). Rev. Martin Leonard was a minister own account under the fimi name of I. A. 
of the Baptist denomination, ferving as pastor Reals & Co., locating. in the building on the 
of churches in Greene, I..eeds and Turner, site now occupied by Emery M. Low, the paper 
Maine. The children born to Benjamin and box manufacturer. This firm did an extensive 
Caroline (Leonard) Beals were as follows: business in the manufacture of shoes for some 
Melancy L., bora Dec. 12, 1823, married Cal- five years, when on Jan. 11, 1887, the estab- 
vin Record; Marcia A., born Dec, 12, 1824, lishment was destroyed by fire, causing a loss 
married Harvey Thompson; Caroline F., bom of over $30,000. The plant was rebuilt by 
Nov. 28, 1826, married Jordon Larrabee; Ed- Mr. Beals, who then formed a joint stock: 
ward was born May 21, 1828; Betsey, bom company, which continued the business for 
Dec. 30, 1829, married Benjamin Hersey and some three years. At the close of the period 
(second) Mellen French ; Martin L. was bom just named the health of Mr. Beals had become 
Aug. 1, 1831; Hannah A., bom March 18, so impaired that be retired from active busi- 
1833, married John Hursell ; Eoscoe G. was ness cares. He was engaged in the manufacture 
bom Jan. 22, 1835; Waldo C. was bom Oct. of what is known as the medium-grade shoes, 
13, 1836; Olive P., born July 29, 1838, mar- his factory being located at No. 367 Main 
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dred bands. Upon the retirement of Mr. Beals 
the company waa succeeded by the Holliston 
Bbot and Shoe Company, and the busineaa 
removed to Hollieton, MassachuBetts. 

In political faith Mr. Beals was a stalwart 
adherent of the principles of the Bepublican 
party, but never cared for public preferment. 
When Brockton became a city, however, he 
served as a member of the first conunon coun- 
cil, from Ward Two. He was a prominent 
member of the Masonic fraternity, holding 
membership in Paul Revere Lodge, A. F. & 
A. M.; Satucket Chapter, B. A. M., and Bay 
State Commandery, Knights Temftlar, of 
Brockton. Beligioualy he was a consistent 
and active member of the First Congregational 
Church, and for a number of years served as 
a member of the parish committee of the 
chnrch. 

Mr. Beals was a very energetic and capable 
business man, enterprising and public-spirited, 
and ever ready to aid in any project which 
had for its object the betterment and welfare 
of the community. He led an upright and 
)tonorable life, and was respected and esteemed 
by all who knew him for his sterling traits of 
character. Although of a quiet and unassum- 
ing nature, he readily won friends, and they 
all grewto love him. Mr. Beals passed away 
on Feb. 13, 1905, at his home on Main street, 
Brockton, Mass., and in his death the city sus- 
tained the lose of one of its worthy and hon- 
ored citizens. 

On May 5, 1865, Mr. Beals was united in 
marriage with Vesta Snell Perkins, daughter 
of Luke and Susanna (Cary) Perkins, of 
Aubarn, Maine, and a direct descendant of 
Abraham Perkins, who was made a freeman 
of Hampton, Mass., May 13, 1640. Mrs. Beals 
survives him, as do his two children, Arthur 
Loring Beals, M. D., of Brockton, and Su- 
zanne, who is the wife of Samuel J. Graver, 
M. D., of Brockton. 

(X) Arthur Loring Beals, M. D., only son 
of the late Isaiah A. Beals and his wife Vesta 
Snell (Perkins), was born Aug. 21, 1869, in 
North Bridgewater, now Brockton, and in the 
public schools of hia native city his educational 
training was begun. After graduating from 
the Brockton high school with the class of 
1887 he entered Brown University, graduating 
therefrom in 1891. Deciding upon the med- 
ical profession as his chosen calling, he 
furthered his studies in medicine at Harvard 
Medical School, and the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons (the medical department of 
Columbia tTniveriiity), New York City, receiv- 
ing the degree of M. D. from the latter in 



1895. In the spring of 1896 Dr. Beals opened 
an office for the practice of his chosen pro- 
fession in his native city, where he has since 
been actively engaged in professional work, 
and where he has acquired a large and lucra- 
tive practice. In 1897 he was elected city 
physician, in which capacity he continued for 
a period of three years. 

Dr. Beals haa taken a very prominent and 
active part in the affairs of the Brockton hos- 
pital, of whose corporation he is secretary, and 
which he has served for several years as a 
member of the board of trustees (being also 
secretary of that board) ; he is also a member 
of the executive committee and of the visiting 
board, and in all matters pertaining to the 
hospital has taken an active and earnest pari. 
He holds membership in the City Medical 
Society, the Plymouth County District Medi- 
cal Society, the Massadiusetts Medical Society 
(of which he is censor) and the American 
Medical Association. 

Fraternally Dr. Beals is a prominent mem- 
ber of high degree of the Masonic organiza- 
tion, holding membership in Paul Revere 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M. (of which he is past 
worshipful master) ; Satucket Chapter, K. A. 
M. ; Brockton Council, B. & S. M. ; Bay State 
Commandery, Knights Templar (of which he 
is at present eminent commander), all of 
Brockton; and also Aleppo Temple, Order of 
the Mystic Shrine, of Boston; and as well is 
a Mason of the thirty-second degree, holding 
membership in the Boston Consistory. He is 
a member of Electric Lodge, No. 204, I. 0. 
0. F., of Brockton. Socially he belongs to the 
Commercial Club, which includes in its mem- 
bership the leading business and professional 
men of the city. In political faith Dr. Beals 
is a Republican, but like his father he has 
never aspired to public office. 

On Aug. 25, 1910, Dr. Beals married Helen 
Sophia Andrews, of East Bridgewater. 

On both paternal and maternal aides Dr. 
Beals is descended from historic old New 
England ancestry, numbered among whom 
were several of this country's earliest settlers. 
He holds a high place in the medical profes- 
sion, and his generous treatment of his brother 
physicians, and his close observation of pro- 
fessional ethics, have contributed toward the 
high standing he en joy a among his fellow 
practitioners and the dignity he considers due 
to his calling. 

EPHRAIM S. MORTON, who was a well- 
known manufacturer of lastmakers' supplies 
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town of Plymouth, born June 16, 1837, son 1693. His children, all born in Plymouth, 

of Henry and Rebecca (Whitney) Morton, were: George, born in 1645 (married Joanna 

and a descendant of a family whose progenitor Eempton) ; Ephraim, born Jan. 27, 1648; 

in America was one of the early settlers of Bebecca, born March 15, 1651; Josiah, born 

Plymouth, where many of his descendantB have in 1653 (married Susanna Wood) ; Nathaniel 

since continued to make their home. Some (married Mary Faunce); Eleazer, bom in 

account of the branch of this family to which 1667 (married Martha Doty) ; and Patience 

Mr. Morton belongs follows, the geueratious (married John Nelson). 

being given in chronological order. (Ill) Ephraim Morton (2), son of Lieut. 

(I) George Morton, bom about 1686, in .Ephraim, bom Jan. 27, 1648, married about 

Aasterfield, Yorkshire, England, early joined 1665-66, Hannah, and their children were: 

the Pilgrims at Leyden and continued of their Hannah, bom in 1677 (married Benjamin 

company until his death. One writer eays Warren); Ephraim, bora in 1678; John, born 

that he was "the agent of those of his sect in in 1680; Joseph, bom in 1683; and Ebenezer, 

London," and another, that he acted as the born iu 1685. 

financial agent in London for Plymouth Col- (IV) Ephraim Morton (3), son of Ephraim 

ony. He was a merchant and for some reason (2), bom in 1678, married in 1712 Susanna 

did not come with the first of the colonists, Morton, and their children were: Susanna, 

hut sailed with his wife Juliana (Carpenter) born in 1713; Hannah, 1715; Sarah, 1718 

and five children in the "Ann," the third and (married Nathaniel Warren); Ephraim, 1722; 

last ship to carry what are distinctively known Abigail, 1724 (married Ezekiel Morton) ; and 

as the Forefathers, reaching Plymouth early Ichabod, 1730. 

in June, 1623. Mr. Morton had issued in (V) Ichabod Morton, son of Ephraim (3), 
London, in 1621, a publication composed of bom in 1730, married in 1758 Zilpha Thayer, 
letters and journals from the chief coloniRts at and their children were : Ephraim, bora in 
Plymouth, either addressed or instructed to 1759; Ichabod, bom in 1761; Hannah, bora 
George Morton. He died in June, 1624. His in 1762 (married Amasa Clark) ; Polly (mar- 
widow remarried, and died at Plymouth, Feb. ried Joseph Whiting) ; Zilpha (married Sam- 
18, 1665. The children of George and Juliana uel Bartlett) ; and Susan (married Thomas 
Morton, all bora in Leyden, Holland, except- Sears). 

ing the youngest, and he on the "Ann," were: (VI) Ephraim Morton (4), son of Ichabod 

Nathaniel (married Lydia Cooper) ; Patience and Zilpha (Thayer), born in 1759, married 

(married John Faunce) ; John, bom in 1616- in 1797 Sarah Howland, and their children 

17; Sarah, bom in 1617-18 (married George were: Isaac; Henry; Ephraim, who married 

Bonum) ; and Ephraim, bora in 1623, on the Sarah Swift; Sarah, who married Perez Peter- 

"Ann." son; Betsey, who married John Godding; 

. (II) Lieut. Ephraim Morton, son of George, Zilpha, who married Abner Leonard; Hannah, 

bom in 1623, on the "Ann," married (first) and Eliza! 

Nov, 18, 1644, Ann Cooper, who died Sept. Ephraim Morton was a shipbuilder of Ply- 
1, 1691; he married (second) in 1698 Mary, mouth, where he owned and conducted a ship- 
widow of William Harlow, and daughter of yard, and during the war of 1812 was corn- 
Robert Shelly, of Scituate. Mr. Morton be- pelled to bum two vessels then on the docks in 
came a freeman June 7, 1648, and on the same course of construction, to save them from be- 
day was chosen constable for Plymouth. He ing confiscated by the British, 
served on the grand inquest in 1654, and in (VII) Henry Morton, son of Ephraim and 
1657 was chosen representative to the General Sarah (Howland), bom in 1801, married in 
Court of Plymouth, of which he was a member 1823 Eebeeca Whitney, and their children 
twenty-eight years; and in 1691-92, on the were : Almira T., born in 1827, married James 
union of the Colonies, he was one of the first B. Gooding, of Plymouth, where they both 
representatives to the Massachusetts General died; Henry, bom in 1829, served in the Civil 
Court. " For nearly a quarter of a century he war, and died in Brockton ; Ephraim S. is 
was at the head of the board of selectmen of mentioned below; Lucy P., bom in 1840, mar- 
Plymouth. He was a magistrate of the ried Edwin Dixon, of Plymouth, where she 
Colony and also a justice of the court of died. Henry Morton was a manufacturer of 
Common Pleas. He was a lieutenant in the sail thimbles in Plymouth for a number of 
militia company ; was chosen a member of the years. He was a Whig and later a Republican. 
Council of War. He was a deacon of the He and his wife were active and devoted mem- 
thurch for many years. He died Sept. 7, hers of the Congregational Church. He Aied 



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in Hjjmouth, in 1878, aged seventy-Beven years, flange tube ever manufactured. It is made of 

(vIII) Ephraim S. Morton, son of the late 14-gauge steel, the bottom of the tube turned 

Henry and Bebecca (Whitney) Morton, was in from the sides, making the most solid bot- 

bom June 16, 1837, in Plymouth, Maes., and torn ever made in a last tube. At his plant, 

began his schooling in the common schools of modemly and adequately equipped for higli- 

his native town, supplementing same by an grade production, several skilled mechanics 

attendance at Gorton's Academy. Leaving were employed. 

school at the age of about sixteen years, he was Mr. Morton was a member of the Masonic 
then employed at making sail thimbles with organization, holding membership in the lodge 
hia father until he had reached his majority, at Plymouth, and was also a member of May- 
In 1858 he went to Boston, where he had an flower Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. ; he was at one time 
interest in the commission business in the firm very prominent in the latter. 
of George B, Gushing & Co., on Hanover street. In political faith he was a Republican, but 
continuing there until the breaking out of the had never cared for public oflBce. He was a 
Civil war caused this firm to discontinue busi- member of the Brockton Board of Trade, and 
ness, and Mr. Morton then went to Worcester, was interested in the growth and development 
Mass., where he learned the machinist's trade of the latter city, although he made his home 
with Capt. John Gooding. In 1863 he went in Plymouth, the place of his birth and boy- 
to North Bridgewater (now Brockton), where hood days, where he died Oct. 8, 1910. He 
he engaged with Ephraim Howard at making was in Brockton about twenty years altogether, 
hammers, and after a short time purchased the and while a resident of that place made a prac- 
business, which in 1865 he moved to Plymouth, tice of spending his summers at Plymouth, 
where he manufactured hammers of all kinds During his later years he visited Brockton fre- 
until 1877. During this time he had as a quently, usually passing part of each winter 
- partner Prince Manton, and lat«r was a mem- there, 
ber of the firm of Morton & Whiting, being Mr. Morton was twice married. His first 
associated with Oapt. Henry Whiting. He wife, Sarah Finney, daughter of Capt. Robert 
manufactured hammers both in the factory now Finney, of Plymouth, di^ there, the mother of 
used by the Bradford Joint Co., and also in two children, as follows : Ernest, who married 
"the old hammer shop," which stood until it Annie Wade Stockbridge, of Rockland, and 
waa burned not very long ago, over Hobb's died in Brockton, without issue ; Sadie, who is 
Hole brook, on Sandwich street. They also also deceased, married Henry 0. Davis, of 
made steel shoe shanks, and much of the ma- Plymouth. Mr. Morton's second marriage 
chinery used was the invention of Mr. Morton, was to Ellen Cushman, daughter of Joseph T. 
He designed and patented the Massasoit steel Cushman, of Kingston, a descendant of Puri- 
bow, which was very popular some thirty-five tan stock. 
or more years ago. It was made in three sec- 
tions, the two end ones being powerful steel HAWES. (I) Edmund Haves came from 
springs, and these fitted into the middle, which England in the ship "James," from Southamp- 
was of wood. ton in 1635, but ie described as "cutler, late of 
Mr. Morton was of an inventive turn of London." He was of Plymouth, a proprietor, 
mind, having invented several articles which Oct. 5, 1637; removed to Duxbury, After liv- 
are to-day in universal use, among them a ing in Duxbury for a short time he became 
sash lock and a shoe shank. In 1879 he re- one of the early settlers of Yarmouth, where 
turned to Brockton, where he entered upon the he was a man of prominence, representative in 
TDaunfacture of these articles, and continued 1645 and fifteen years afterward. He had 
successfully engaged until his death in the been a town officer in Duxbury. He died at 
manufacture of lastmakers* supplies of various Yarmouth in 1693. The name of his wife is 
kinds, which include many la'st attachments unknown, but she died, also at Yarmouth, June 
and devices which he invent^ and had pat- 19, 1689. In his will of May 5, 1692, pro- 
ented. In February, 1906, Mr. Morton pat- bated July 20, 1693, he bequeaths to son John 
ented the heavy tube, with disc, which has and his wife Depire; to grandchildren Joseph, 
proved very valuable to last manufacturers. Desire, Jabez, Edmund, Ebenezer, Isaac and 
and previously originated and patented the Benjamin Hawes, Elizabeth Doged and Mary 
hollow rivet device, now so largely used by Baron, etc. 

lastmakers throughout the world. On Feb. 26, (II) (Capt.) John Hawes, son of Edmund, 
1907, he patented the Morton Solid Bottom bom doubtless in this country about 1640, mar- 
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in Plymouth, eldest daughter and child of 
Capt. John and Desire (Howland) Gorham, 
Captain Gorham being in command of a com- 
pany in Philip's war and Desire a daughter of 
John Howland, of the "Mayflower." Like his 
father, John Hawes was a man of prominence 
in Yarmouth. He died Nov. 11, 1101. Chil- 
dreni Elizabeth; Mary, bom June 10, 1664; 
Edmund, May 2, 166y; John, May 14, 1671; 
Joseph, July 16, 1673; Jabez, May 20, 1675; 
Ebenezer, March 24, 1678; Isaac, March 9, 
1679-80; Desire, Feb. 28, 1681; Benjamin, 
March 20, 1683; Experieuee, Sept. 24, 1686 
(Yarmouth town record). 

(HI) (Capt.) Ebenezer Hawes, son of 
Capt. John and Desire (Gorham) Hawes, bom 
March 24, 1678, married at Edgartown Feb. 
23, 1699-1700, Sarah, daughter of Isaac and 
Ruth (Bayes) Norton. Like his father, Mr. 
Hawes was a man of prominence in Yarmouth 
and Chatham, and was styled "Captain," as was 
his father. He was in Chatham from about 
1709 to 1722; returned to Yarmouth, and died 
early in 1728, as his widow administered his 
estate March 4, 1727-28. His widow died Jan. 
9, 1741-42 (gravestone record), in her sixty- 
fifth year, in Yarmouth. Children: Jabez, 
born Sept. 13, 1700; John, Mav 3, 1703; De- 
Bire, March 22, 1704; Ebenezer, 'July 15, 1705; 
Isaac, Aug. 10, 1707 ("in Monaraoy")-; Ruth, 
Feb. 3, 1708-09 ("in Manan") ; Benjamin, 
Oct. 13, 1710 (in Chatham) ; Solomon, July 
6, 1712 (in Chatham); Bayes; and Jacob 
{Yarmouth town record). 

(IV) Ebenezer Hawes (2), son of Capt. 
Ebenezer and Sarah (Norton) Hawes, bom 
July 15, 1705, in Yarmouth, married Jan. 16, 
1788-29, Sarah, bom in 1709, daughter of 
John and Thankful (Lothrop) Hedge. In 
the will of his mother, bearing date of Dec. 
20, 1741, Ebenezer Hawes is spoken of aa 
'lately deceased.'* Administration of his es- 
tate was given to his widow Sarah Jan. 28, 
1741-43. She, as a widow, married (second) 
Aug. 31, 1743, Isaac Matthews. Children: 
Abigail; Solomon; Ebenezer; Thankful, and 
Desire. 

(V) Ebenezer Hawes (3), son of Ebenezer 
(2) and Sarah (Hedge) Hawes, bom Aug. 
16, 1735, in Yarmouth, married (first) June 
15, 1760, Hannah, bora May 27, 1737, daugh- 
ter of Joseph Hawes, a descendant of Edmund 
Hawes, through John and Joseph Hawes. She 
died Aug. 19, 1764, leaving no issue, and Mr. 
Hawes married (second) Jan. 29, 1770, 
Temperance Taylor, who died in September, 
1810, aged sixty-six years. Ebenezer's will is 
recorded in Barnstable Probate, Vol. 33, page 



333. Children : Ebenezer ; Prince ; Josiah ; 
Isaiah; Temperance; Hannah, and' Sarah. 

(VI) Ebenezer Hawes (4), son of Ebenezer 
(3) and Temperance (Taylor) Hawes, born 
Jan. 24, 1771 (family record), married' Sept. 

29, 1799 (Yarmouth public record), Thankful, 
daughter of William and Thankful Thatcher. 
She died April 7, 1823, aged seventy-two 
years, one month, seven days. He died March 
3, 1828. Children: Sarah, born June 8, 1801, 
married Benjamin Cobb; Mary, born June 

30, 1803, married Benjamin Burgess; Thank- 
ful Thatcher, bora Sept. 16, 1805, died unmar- 
ried; Ebenezer, born April 5, 1808, married 
Philena W. Hilton;, William, bom Sept. 26, 
1809, died Dee. 31, 1811; Hannah, bom Nov. 
15, 1813, married Joseph Chase; Harriet 
Thatcher was bom Sept. 24, 1817; William 
T. was bora May 27, 1619. 

(VII) Capt. William T. Hawes, son of 
Ebenezer and Thankful Hawes, was born in 
South Dartmouth, Mass., May 27, 1819. At 
an early age he entered upon, a seafaring life 
in the whaling service. He rose to the position 
of master and in later yeai% commanded some 
of the best vessels sailing from this and other 
ports, being very successful in his voyages. 
Among the vessels of which he was in command 
were the "St. George," the "Rebecca Simma," 
the "Omega" and the "Arnolda." He finally 
wound up his sea voyages in the taking of the 
bark "Progress" to the Sandwich Islands for 
Messrs. I. H. Bartlett & Co. 

Captain Hawes had no ambition or taste for 
political preferment. However, he yielded 
once to the solicitations of his frienila and 
served in the year 1875 as a member of the 
common council. He was earnestly sought 
after for other and higher offices, but declined 
them. Captain Hawes was a very exemplary 
citizen and an honest man ; indulgent and kind 
as husband and father. His death occurred at 
his home, comer of Purchase and Campbell 
streets. New Bedford, Mass., March 1, 1887, 
when he was aged sixty-seven years. On April 
26', 1850, he married Ann M. Eld^edge, who was 
born at Bourne, Mass., March 5, 1833, and 
died Feb. 25, 1910/ They had two children: 
Lizzie Eldredge, born J'uly 26, 1863, who mar- 
ried Dtr. Wlilliam H, Taylor and has one 
daughter, Wilhelmina H. ; and William Chase, 
bom March 26, 1868. 

(VIII) William Chase Hawes, bom in 
New Bedford, received his general education in 
the public schools there. Later he attended 
the Ixiwell School of Design for a short time, 
and hesan his business life as clerk in the Citi- 
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that capseitj for twelve years. In 1899 he former settling in Taunton, where in 1643 he 
opened the brokerage and banking bouse of was of sufficient age for military dul^; and 
William C. Hawes, in New Bedford, conducting William in Duxburj, later removing to Marsh- 
it alone nntil 1909 when with J. W. Tewks- field and about 1650 to 'Dartmouth, living 
bxay, of Boston, he formed a copartnership there and at Tiverton, B. I., some of his de- 
tmder the firm name of Hawes, Tewksbury & scendants settling at Westport. Anthony 
Co. In 1910 Kenneth M. Lewis was admitted Shaw, the ancestor of the Shaws of that same 
as a partnor, the finninamet, howevvr, remaining region, was at Boston when his first three chil- 
oncluaDged. They have branch offices in Bos- dren were born. He bought land April 20, 
ton and Springfield, Mass. Mr. Hawes has 1665, in Portsmouth, B. I., and later was at 
variona other important business connections, Tiverton. He had married April 8, 1653, 
being a director of the Barnaby Manufacturing Alice, daughter of John Stonard. He was 
Company of Fall River, Mass.; of the Taber taxed in 1680 and died Aug. 21, 1705. His 
MiU and New Bedford Cotton Mill Corpora- thildren were: William, born Jan. 21, 1654, 
tion, of New Bedford, and of the Automatic who died in March, 1654; William (2), bom 
Telephone Company, of New Bedford. He is in February, 1655; Elizabeth, bom May 21, 
a member of the Boston Stock Exchange. Mr. 1656; Israel, bom in 1660; Ruth, who mar- 
Hawes is a representative of the best type of ried John Cook; and Grace, who married Jo- 
the younger business men of New Bedford, seph Church. 

■where he has taken first rank both for ability From this (I) Anthony Shaw of Boston, 

and for the high standards he has followed. Portsmouth and Little Compton the lineage 

He is particularly well informed regarding the of the present Capt. Charles Frederick Shaw, 

local cotton industries, and is perhaps recog- of New Bedford, is through Israel, Anthony 

nized as the leading authority on statistics in (2), Benjamin, Nathaniel, Job and Frederick 

ibis line. His social connections are with the P. Shaw. These generations in detail follow. 

Wamsutta, Dartmouth, Country and Yacht (II) Israel Shaw, bom in 1660, married in 

ClobB, and the Old Dartmouth Historical So- 1689, a daughter of Peter Tallman. On Feb. 

ciety, II, 1707, he sold property in Portsmouth to 

On ISoY. 4, 1895, Mr. Hawes married Edna his brother-in-law, John Cook. He lived in 

C. Lawton, daughter of William P. and Mary little Compton, R. L His children were: Wil- 

H. (Chaney) Lawton, of New Bedford, and Ham, bora Nov. 7, 1690; Mary, Feb. 17, 1692; 

they have had four children, bom as follows: Anthony, Jan. 29, 1694; Alice, Nov. 17, 1695; 

PanUne, Nov. 13, 1896; William Lawton, Israel, Aug. 28. 1697; Hannah, March 7, 

April 3, 1898; Thomas Eldredge, Aug. 21, 1699; Jeremiah, June 6, 1700; Ruth, Feb. 10, 

1905; and Mary, March 17, 1907. 1702; Peter, Oct. 6, 1704; Elizabeth, Feb. 7, 
1706; Grace, Oct. 20, 1707; Comfort, Aug. 9, 

SHAW (New Bedford family). For ap- 1709; and Deborah, July 15, 1711. 

iTozimately a century the name of Shaw has (III) Anthony Shaw, son of Israel, bom 



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one substantial in citizenship and busi- Jan. 29, 1694, married Rebecca Wood, bom 

! and as well prominent in the public life April 17, 1696, and they were residents of 

of New Bedford. Reference is made particu- Little Compton, R. I. He died in March, 

larly to some of the descendants of Job and 1759, and ^e In January, 1766. Their chil- 

Amy (Hacomber) Shaw, two of whose sons, dren of Little Compton town record according 

Hon. Frederick P. and Job L. Shaw, Esq., to Arnold were: Benjamin, bom in October, 

were long engaj^d in the grocery business — 1780; Mary, Feb. 24, 1722; Ruth, Sept. 29, 

boUi wholesale and retail — in their native city; 1723; Anthony, Nov. 30, 1725; Elizabeth, 

and both here and at East Saginaw, Mich., has Jan. 10, 1728 (died in January, 1804) ; Re- 

figored prominently the present Capt. and hecca", born Jan. 27, 1730; Arnold, Nov. 13, 

Hon. Charles Frederick Shaw, a veteran of the 1732; Thomas, Jan. 26, 1735; and John, May 

Ciril war and a man of years of experience in 5, 1737. 

public life and commercial affairs. The fore- (IV) Benjamin Shaw, son of Anthony, bom 

runners of the family here in New Bedford, in October, 1720. died in September, 1794. 

Job Shaw and his wife Amy (Macomber), His children of Little Compton town record, 

were representatives of pioneer families of both according to Arnold, were : Sylvanus, bom 

Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the Shaws May 4, 1750 (died Oct. 22, 1777) ; Nathaniel, 

bemg of Rhode Island and the Macombers of bom Feb. 24, 1752; Rhoda, bom Oct. 2. 1753; 

Massachnsetts. John and William Macomber Rbodn (2), bom Jan, 1, 1756: Noah, bom 

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born March 25, 17C0; Barnabas, born July 
2-i, 1763; Benjamin, born Oct. 5, 1764; Eliza- 
beth, born Oct, 5, 1764; Asa, bom March 1, 
1766; and Renaniie!, bom July 21, 1768. 

(V)" Nathaniel Shaw, son of Beajaniin, born 
Feb. 24, 1752, married Prudence (?) Corj-, 
daughter of ThomaB. It Ib family history that 
both Nathaniel and hlg father-in-law saw Ber- 
vice in the Revolutionary war. His children 
were: William, Job, Cory, and perhaps otliers.- 

(VI) Job Shaw, eon of Nathaniel, born 
about 1783, in Tiverton, R. I., married Amy 
Mat'omber, and they resided in Tiverton and 
New Bedford. Mr. Shaw was a cooper by 
trade and owupation. He died at New Bed- 
ford, Mass., in 1862, aged seventy-nine years, 
three months. His children were: Humphrey, 
Frederick P., Job L., Phebe M. (married 
Charles C. Allen) and Adatine (married Ben- 
jamin Brown, of New Bedford). 

(VII) Frederick P. Shaw, son of Job and 
Amy (Ma<:omber), was born July 17, 1811, in 
New Bedford, Mass. After such schooling as 
was then usually given to a boy he learned the 
cooper's trade under the direction of his father, 
who carried on that business in New Bedford. 
In due time he changed his occupation, en- 
gaging in the grocery business in his native 
city, his location being on Purchase street, 
near North, in time moving to the northwest 
comer of Purchase and Kempton streets, A 
partnership was eventually formed with his 
younger brother, the late Job L. Shaw, who 
had been an assistant in the store with him. 
The two remained together in husinesa until 
the year 1844, when the partnership was dis- 
solved and each engaged in business for him- 
self. Some years later they again became as- 
Bociated under the firm name of Shaw & 
Brother, conducting a wholesale grocery busi- 
ness, their location being on Union street, 
with a branch house in East Saginaw, Mich., 
in which was interested the son of Mr. Fred- 
erick P. Shaw, the present Capt. Charles Fred- 
erick Shaw, who is yet in active life in New 
Bedford. 

In the meantime, in 1849, Mr. Frederick 
P. Shaw went to California, sailing from New 
Bedford in the bark "Sylph," and after his 
return he was for a period engaged in the 
wholesale grocery business in Providence, R. 
I., being a member of the firm Work, Shaw & 
Company, 

Mr. Shaw took an active interest in the pub- 
lic affairs of New Bedford and was influential 
and prominent in citizenship. He was chosen 
a member of the common council in 1852, and 
in 1875 represented the city in the General 



Court of l^fassachu setts, elect«d as a Democrat,. ' 
though really independent in politics. He wa& 
interested and active generally in politics re- 
gardless or independent of party lines, and 
liis election on the Democratic ticket to the 
tieneral Court was due to the support received 
from both of the great parties. The religious 
faith of Mr. Shaw was that of the Christian, 
denomination, he being & member of the North 
Christian Church at Sew Bedford, and for 
several years he was the church clerk.. Mr. 
Shaw was well known in both business and 
social circles. He was a very agreeable gen- 
tleman, methodical and systematic in his af- 
fairs, and bad the reputation of being shrewd, 
keen and capable. Perhaps a year prior to 
his death he was stricken with apoplexy, from 
which he never fully recovered; and a recur- 
rence of the attack about a week before his 
death was the cause of it. This event occurred 
at his home in Purchase street, New Bedford, 
Dec. 1, 1883, when he was aged seventy-two 
years, four months. He had married in his- 
voung manhood Mary Maxfield, bom April 10, 
1812, died Jan. 25, 1905, who bore him the 
following children: Charles F., bom April 2, 
1838, died Feb. 17, 1839; Charles P. (2) was 
born Nov. 28, 1840; Marion, bom May 11,. 
1843, married (first) Jan. 25, 1869, Preserved 
Bullock, who died Aug. 29, 1875, and (second) 
Nov. 27, 1884, Maj. Edwin Dews, who died 
June 11, 1904; Anna V., born May 13, 1846, 
(lied Feb. 14, 1907, unmarried; Florence C,,. 
bom in September, 1849, married June 89, 
1869. Arthur R. Brown, and resides in New 
Bedford; William C, bom June 30, 1855,. 
married (first) Feb. 20, 1879, Fannie B. 
Coffin and (second) Jan. 29, 1890, Edith E. 
Greene (one daughter, Alice Coffin, bom Nov. 
9, 1879, married June 29, 1909, Herbert A. 
Morton, of Taunton). 

(VIII) Capt. Charles Fbedebictc Shaw, 
son of Frederick P. and Mary (Maxfield) 
Shaw, was bom in New Bedford Nov. 28, 1840, 
and in the schools of his native city received 
his education. When he was just on the thres- 
hold of young manhood the Civil war came, 
and like thousands of the other youth of the 
land he was summoned to the defense of his 
country. Youn? Shaw answered the call, en- 
listing Aug. 13, 1862, as a member of Com- 
pany H, 38th Mass. V, I., and such were his 
soldierly qualifies that he graduaUy rose from 
the ranks, serving as corporal, sergeant, sec- 
ond and first lieutenant. He participated in 
the battles of western Louisiana, the siege of 
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battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864), and the the street railway there, made three miles of 

cloeiner events in Georgia and Korth Carolina. exteuBions and other improvementB.. Thie he 

On Sept. 1, 1863, he received his commieeioD sold some months later. He was for a period 

as second lieutenant, and from that time un- of years vice president of the East Saginaw 

til he was discharged he commanded his com- tias Company. In 1888 he was called to East 

pany (the captain being on detached service), Saginaw to act as treasurer of one of the sav- 

and brought it back to New Bedford. Cap- ings banks there, remajnine in that capacity 

tain Shaw was mustered out of the service June four months. He has served as both president 

30, 1865, returning then to his home with an and secretary of the New Bedford Board of 

honorable war record, but soon to leave it, Trade, and for many years past has been a 

however, for in that same year he went to the member of the board of directors. He has also 

State of Michigan, engaging in business at served as vice president of the New Bedford 

East Saginaw, becoming a member of the General Hospital. He was formerly treasurer 

wholesale grocery house of Messrs. Shaw, Bui- of the Union Street Hallway Company, resign- 

lard & Co. Mr. A. F. Bultard withdrew from ing Feb. 1, 1897. 

the concern in 1873, and the Srm of Sbaw Socially Captain Shaw has been no less ac- 
Brothers & Co. continued the business until tive and prominent than in business and public 
1878, when it was discontinued. Captain life. He has been president of the New Bed- 
Shaw, however, continued his residence in East ford Choral Association since 1890; is a mem- 
Saginaw until the illness of his father, in 1883, ber of the Wamsutta and Dartmouth Clubs, 
brought him back to New Bedford, where he also of the Massachusetts Republican Club ; of 
has since remained. the K. of P., the B. P. 0. B., the G. A, R., the 

From the time he was old enough to vote Loyal Legion, the Veteran Firemen's Associa- 

Captain Shaw has been an ardent supporter tioo, and the Masonic fraternity through the 

of the principleB of the Republican party, and Knight Templar de^ee ; and is a life member 

for many years was active and influential in of the Old Colony Historical Society, 

the councils of his party. While in East Safci- On Nov. 12, 1867, Captain Shaw married 

naw he was for two years a member of the Clara D., daughter of William H. Warner, of 

police commission and for four years of the East Saginaw, Mich. She died July 16, 1873, 

cemetery commission. He was nominated for leaving one son, Frederick Warner, who died 

mayor in 1878, but declined the honor. A April 16, 1878. 

year later, 1879, he accepted the nomination 1 

for city treasurer, and ran ahead of his ticket, 

failing, however, of election. In 1880, without (VII) Job L. Shaw, son of Job and Amy 
solicitation, -be was nominated at the Saginaw (Macomber) Shaw, was born Sept. 15, 1821, 
County Republican convention on the first bal- in New Bedford,- Mass., and in the schools of 
lot, by a vote of 104 out of 114, for the office that city acquired his education. He was the 
of register of deeds, but was defeated by 199 youngest son of his parents, and as a youth 
votes cast out of 11,000. Soon afterward he entered the store of his older brother, the late 
was chosen sole assessor of East Saginaw city, Hon. Frederick P. Shaw, who was then en- 
which position he held until March, 1883, when gaged in the grocery busineBS, where he re- 
he resigned and returned to his native city, ceived his business training and remained un- 
Bummoned by the illness of his father, whose til 1844. In that year he opened a store on 
death occurred that same year. Since hia re- hia own account, his location" being at the 
turn to New Bedford he has for a decade served northwest corner of Purchase and Campbelf 
aE a member of the Republican City commit- streets. Here he carried on the grocery busi- 
tee, and for three years was its chairman ; and nesB for some years. The two brothers then 
later was its vice chairman. He has also rep- became associated in business together, the 
resented New Bedford in the State Legislature copartnership being carried on under the name 
(18901. and served as an alderman of the of Shaw & Brother, and their business being a 
city. In December, 1897, he was elected city wholepale one, located on Union street. They 
assesBor-at-large for a term of three years. also operated a large wholesale house in East 

One has only to read between the lines of Saginaw. Mich., this branch store, as it were, 

this brief review to judge that Captain Shaw in Michigan having a life from 1865 to ISla, 

as a citizen was prominent in all public mat- it being discontinued in that last named year; 

iers in his Michigan home as well as in Bed- and some years previous the New Bedford 

ford. He was for six years president of the partnership was dissolved. Still later Mr. Job 

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buBineee at No. 577 Purchase street, conduct- of the Whitmarsh family of this article. He 

iDg it until his retirement from active basinees was the great-grandfather of Frederick Pool 

life some few yeara prior to the time of his and Ezra Scott Whitmarsh. He married Su- 

death, ■ sanna Pool, of the Abington family of that 

Mr. Shaw was well and favorably known in name, and their children were: Thomas; Lot, 

and about New Bedford, having the respect bom in 1796 (married in 1820 Merrill Cor- 

and eeteem of the comrauDJty. He was a mem- thell) ; Mary, born in 1798; John, bom iu 

ber and treasurer of the Christian Church in 1801; Susanna, next in birth (married Micah 

New Bedford. Perhaps the only public of- Packard); Olive, born in 1804; Ezra, bom in 

fice he ever held was that of a member of the 1808; and Ebenezer, born in 1810. 
common council. Thomas Whitmarsh, son of Lot, bom Dec. 

Mr. Shaw died at his home in New Bedford 37, 1788, in Abington, Mass., married (first) 

Jan. 10, 1894, aged seventy-two years, three May 23, 1811, in East Bridgewater, Charlotte 

months, twenty-six days. Gannett, who was bora May 4, 1792, daughter 

of Simeon Gannett, of East Bridgewater, She 

FREDERIC POOL WHITMARSH, a re- died March 5, 1838, and for his second wife 

-tired resident of East Bridgewater, is making Mr. Whitmarsh married Diana, widow of Jo- 

his home on the farm owned and occupied by seph Allen. Thomas and Charlotte Whit- 

his father and great-grandfather before him, marsh are buried in the Northville cemetery 

and was bom there Nov. 15, 1849, in the house at East Bridgewater. They had eight chil- 

his father built. dren, alt born in East Bridgewater, viz.: (1) 

The Whitmarsh family records go back to Simeon, born Sept. 9, 1812, died Oct. 8, 1889. 
Colonial days, the first of this line-of whom On April 21, 1844, he married Mary TIHct, 
we have record being John Whitmarsh, of of East Bridgewater, and they had Albert C., 
Weymouth, Mass., who by his wife Sarah had Henry F, and Elmer G. (2) Sarah B., hom 
children as follows: Increase, born in 1655; March 8, 1815, died June 15, 1885. On Nov. 
Ebenezer, born May 14, 1658 ; Simon, bom 82, 1840, she married John B. Brown, and they 
May 11, 1661 ; a child, whose name is lost on had nine children, among them being Sarah, 
the record, bom Aug. 14, 1663; Zachariah, John, Daniel, James, Ada and Charlotte. (3) 
bom Sept. 1, 1667 ; Judith, bom Sept. 3, 1669 ; Ebenezer is mentioned below. (4) Elizabeth, 
Ezra, born Oct. 13, 1670; Jane, born Sept. 8, born March 11, 1819, died Dec. 6, 1880. On 
1675. The father's will of 1695 does not name April 21, 1844, she married James N. Sweet- 
Increase, nor Simon, nor Jane, but to the other ing, of Attleboro; they had no children. (5) 
children adds John, Sarah, Deborah and Ruth, Edward F., bora April 22, 1821, died Oct. 12, 
and grandson, Richard. 182S. (6) Joshua B,, bom April. 13, 1823, 

Of these, Ebenezer Whitmarsh, bom May died May 25, 1891, in Middlehoro, Mass. On 

14, 1658, married Christian, and their son Dec. 21, 1845, he married Nancy Edson, of 

Ebenezer, bom March 10, 1688, settled in East Bridgewater, and their children were 

Abington, Mass. He married Elizabeth Dyer, Charlotte, Daniel Webster (who lives in Box- 

and their children of Abington record were: bury), Annie and Edward (who married Cora 

Euth, bom June 23, 1718; Mary, bora May 17, Forbes, of North Middlehoro. and resides 

1721; William, bora Sept. 22, 1723; and Mat- there). (7J Susan Pool, bom Dec. 19, 1825, 

thias, born Sept. 9, 1726. He married (sec- died in Brockton in May. 1901; she married 

ond) April 3, 1733. Mehetabel Faxon, bom in Sept. 19, 1876, Jeremiah Torrey, of Brockton. 

Braintree, June 14, 1698, daughter of Josiah They had no children. (8) George B., bom 

Faxon, granddaughter of Richard Faxon, and July 26. 1828, died in Middlehoro, Jan. 10, 

great-granddaughter of Thomas Faxon, a native 1899. Qn Oct. 1, 18.50. he married (firat) 

of England who came to New England prior Mary Weston, of Middlehoro, and bin second 

to 1647, the year in which a record is found marriage, on Sept. 36, 1874, was to Alice 

of him in Dedham. Clark, of Middlehoro. His daughter, Mrs. 

From the Weymouth Whitmarsh family Hattie White, resides in North Middlehoro. 
sprang the Abington-East Bridgewater family Ebenezer Whitmarsh, son of Thomas, was 
of the name, Jacob Whitmarsh of Abington born Jan. 7, 1817, on his grandfather's home- 
marrying in 1751 Hannah, probably daughter stead, in East Bridgewater, where he passed his 
of Benjamin Shaw, and settling in East entire life. He received such education as he 
Bridgewater: and Lot Whitmarsh, son of acquired in the public schools, and at the age 
Ebenezer and nephew of Jacob, also settling of seventeen commenced to leam shoemaking. 
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work he turned out for the wholesale dealers at Louiea Aldridge, bom July 15, 1851, in Jer- 
home, and continued in that way for many sey City, N, J., daughter of John and Eliza- 
years, meantime also looking after the conduct beth ( Sliugerland ) Aidridge, the former a na- 
of his farm, which contained about fifty acres, tive of England, the latter of Jersey City, N. 
and which he kept in a good state of cultiva- J. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. 
tioQ. Besides, he did considerable trading. Whitmarsh: (1) Annie Louise, bom June 21, 
In March, 1883, because of illness, he retired, 1877, in East Bridgewater, received her educa- 
leavinf; the farm to his son's care. He was a tion in the public and high schools there. She 
Republican, interested in local affairs, and held is now the wife of Lawrence E. Lothrop, son 
several minor town offices. He and his wife of Eugene T. and Sarah (Southworth) Loth- 
attended the Whitman Congregational Church, rop, and they reside in Campello, where he ia 

Mr. Whitmarsh married Diantha Brown, employed in the G. E. Keith shoe factory. 

who was bom Jan. 25. 1820, daughter of Em- (2) Alice Elizabeth, bom Nov. 7, 1878, at- 

ory and Mollie (Bisbee) Brown, of East tended the public and high schools of East 

Bridgewater, and they had two children, Eben- Bridgewater. She is married to Prescott 

ezer Davis and Frederic Pool. Mr. Whit- Washburn, son of Orace and Hannah (Cor- 

marsh died Oct. 5, 1893, and Mrs. Whitmarsh bett) Washburn, of East Bridgewater, and they 

passed away March 15, 1896, They are buried have one daughter. Norma Louise, bom Dec. 

m the Northville cemetery, where a menu- 12, 1905. Mr. and Mrs. Washburn reside in 

ment marks their resting place. East Bridgewater, where he is employed as a 

Frederic Pool Whitmarsh was educated in machinist by the Carver Cotton Gin Company ; 

the district school at East Bridgewater. At he is also well known as a musician, 
the age of twenty he went to work with 0. G. 

Healy, leaming the carpenter's trade, at which CLEAVELAND. George Cleaveland and his 

he was employed for two years in Whitman ^ife Sarah (Hall) lived in Walpole in the 

and nearby towns. When twenty-two years «arly years of the eighteenth century, and there 

old he went to work for C. H. Eonney in Whit- their children, of Walpole town record, were 

man, remaining with him as a journeyman "for probably bom, viz.: John, bom Jan. 24, 1732- 

three years, after which time he did business 33; Mary, born Oct. 12, 1734; Deliverance, 

on his own accoimt as a contractor and born Dec. 20, 1736; Edward, bom Dec. 30, 

builder. His work called him all over Massachu- 1738; George, bom Sept 24, 1740; a son who 

setts, and there are many handsome houses in died in infancy; David, bom May 1, 1744; and 

his own county to testify that during his activ- Sarah, bom Jan. 17, 1745-46. The father 

ity in the business he was among the foremost seemingly had performed service in the Indian 

in his line in this section. Mr. Whitmarsh's war of the time, as George Cleaveland died at 

conscientious work Won him unusual confi- Walpole Oct. 2, 1756, "in ye Kings service at 

dence, his patrons having every reason to be- Fort Williahi Henrey." 

lieve that his reputation for integrity and Edward Cleaveland, son of George and Sarah, 
honor was well deserved. He superintended bom Dec. 30, 1738, in Walpole, Mass., mar- 
the work himself, giving personal attention to ried May 14, 1759-60, Deborah, bora Aug. 22, 
all important details, and his contracts were 1741, in Wrentham, Mass., daughter of George 
intelligently and artistically executed, with and Sarah (Partridge) Adams, of Wrentham, 
due regard for attractiveness as well as perma- Mass., and a descendant of Henry Adams, one 
nence. He gave up contracting and building of the early settlers of Braintree, Mass., who 
in May, 1895. Mr. Whitmarsh has also looked is believed to have arrived at Boston with hia 
after the farm, which passed into his hands family in 1632 or 1633, from whom her de- 
npon the death of his father. Formerly he scent is through Peter, Dr. Peter and George 
kept eighteen or twenty cows, selling hia cream Adams. Mr. Cleaveland resided in Walpole 
to wholesale dealers, but he sold all his cattle until about 1780, when he removed to Medfield 
in 1904, and at present does not attempt to and purchased the place on the Walpole road 
raise any crops on his farm bevond what he opposite Plain street. Mrs. Cleaveland died in 
wishes for home consumption. He is serving 1797, and in 1798 he married (second) Betsey 
as selectman of East Bridgewater, and has also Perry, who died in 1825. He served as select- 
been assessor and overseer of the poor for the man in 1782, 1794 and 1801. He died in 
past five years. In politics he is a Pepuhlican, 1830. His children were : Zimri, bom in 
and in religious views is identified with the 1760; Zilpba, bom in 1762; Edward, bom 
Congregational Church. in 1764; Millv, bom in 1766; Lydia, bom in 

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in 1?71; Sura, who died young; Aquilla, who They were worn smoother and more highly 
-died young; Bela, bom in 1781; and Adin, polished than any furniture polish could make 
bom io 1784. them. Meantime he had had considerable 
Capt. Bela Cleaveland, son of Edward and practical experience in the line he was to fol- 
Deborah (Adams), was bom in 1781 at Med- low, and after leaving school finished learning 
' field, Mass., and married May 23, 1804, Hannah the sash and blind business at Providence, un- 
Adams, of Medfield, born April 8, 1781, der his father, at which he was employed in 
, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel and Hannah that city for four years. Later he worked at 
(Fisher) Adams, of South Franklin, Mass. that calling with his uncle at East Freetown 
Bela Cleaveland was a carpenter by trade. He until January, 1857, and in New Bedford until 
built the house on South street in Medfield the establishment was burned out, in Septum- 
owned by the heirs of Moses Bullard. At one ber, 1859, removing thence to Nortb Bridge- 
I time he carried on the business of butchering, water (now Brockton), Mass., where he has 
He was commissioned captain in 1814. He since had his home. Here be followed the same 
died of paralysis May 20, 1832. His widow line for two years in the employ of Frank 
died July 21, 1846. His children were: Al- Bryant, after which he hired the shop and con- 
bert is mentioned below ; Caroline married ducted the business himself for about one year. 
. Fisher Kingsbury, and died in Franklin ; This was in the old Howard mill (on Belmont 
[Henry died in Franklin; Harriet died in street, just west of Eaton's shoe factory), 
' Providence, R. I., unmarried ; Fisher died in which was destroyed several years ago ; it was 
I Freetown, Mass. ; Elizabeth died in Franklin, run by water power. In Mr. Cleaveland's own 
'_ unmarried ; Horace died in Woonsocket, H. I, ; words : "Those were hard days. It was dur- 
Mary died unmarried, ing the war, and when I found that some other 
Albert Cleaveland, eldest child of Bela and makers were able to sell the sashes and blinds 
Hannah (Adams), born Oct. S8, 1805, in complete at less money than I could buy the 
Franklin, Mass., married (first) Susan Pishar lumber I quit. Then I ran the place as an 
I Daniels, bom Oct. 6, 1808, in Franklin, Mass., old-fashioned grist-mill, turning out box boards 
; daughter of Joseph and Susan (Fisher) and lumber. I went into the ice business in 
Daniels, and a descendant of one of the early 1864 with Daniel Fames and stayed at that 
New England families. She died Feb. 6, 1834, for twenty years, carrying on a wood business 
the mother of two children, Walter F. and a and teaming besides," 

son that died in infancy. Mr. Cleaveland mar- Mr. Cleaveland embarked in the ice, wood 

ried (second) Nancy Guild, who died in Fox- and teaming business as a member of the firm 

boTo, Mass., the mother of two children: of Daniel Fames & Co., and at the end of 

'- Henry Willis, who died in Foxboro, unmarried, three years purchased his partner's interest, 

■ and Carrie, who married Charles Williams. Al- carrying on the business alone for a number 

I bert Cleaveland was a carpenter by trade. Dur- of years, until the spring of 1882, when he 

/ ing the gold excitement of 1849 he went to sold out to Wallace C. Flagg. He then built 

California, sailing from Providence in the old a shop and for four years was engaged at saw- 

"South America," and there he spent the re- ing wood for firewood, at the end of which time 

mainder ftf his life, dying when about seventy- be retired from active business life. 

six years old. As a public official Mr. Cleaveland has been 

] WALTTih Fisher Cleaveland was'bom Feb. active in the affairs of Brockton and an eiB- 

' 17, 1830, at Franklin, Mass.. and was but four eient worker for the general good. In March, 

years old when his mother died. Within a year 1879, he was elected a member of the board 

r after his mother's death he went to live with of selectmen, and served the term, but de- 

I his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hannah dined further preferment in that office. Mean- 

' (Adams) Cleaveland. and when ten years old time, in the fall of 1879, the town at a special 

he went with his father to Woonsocket Falls, meeting decided to install a water supply to 

R. I., and later to Providence, R. I., where take the place of the one which had its main 

his father was working at his trade of car- line from Pleasant to Crescent streets, on Main, 

penter. When eight years old he commenced with a reservoir where the central fire station 

school, attending the common schools in the now stands. Mr. Cleaveland, W, W. Cross and 

various places where the family lived until Col. John J. Whiople were made water com- 

he was about fifteen. He well remembers the missioners, and Charles R. Ford, W. W. Cross, 

furnishings of the schools of the day. par- F. B. Washburn, P. B. Keith and Mr. Cleave- 

ticularly the seats, which were made of oak land were chosen a building committee. The 

Blabs, used just as they came from the mill. Avon supply was then built, an appropriation 



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of -$120,000 being made, and -the dam for the supporter of the principles of the Hepublican 
reservoir commenced in 1880. The old gravity p&Tty, and is a strong advocate of the Bound 
^stem was used and it was not imtil 1890 that money cause. For a number of years he held 
the present Woodland avenue pumping station membership in the I. 0. 0. F. 
and stand-pipe were built. Mr. Cleaveland In 1851 Mr. Gleaveland married Marietta H. 
served on the board of water commissioners Whipple, daughter of Amos and Rosella 
•continuously until his resignation, in January, Whiffple, of Cumberland, B. I., and to this 
1892, during that period having been also union were born six children, namely: Susan 
superintendent of works. He was soon after- L. died when two years old; Albert A,, who 
ward engaged by the sewerage department as resides in Brockton, where he is associated with 
■overseer, in which capacity — ^ough not always his father in the sewer department of the city, 
under the same title — he has acted ever since, married Eva Cook, of Brockton (they have no 
and he has also been a member of the sewerage children) ; Frances R, married Charles A. 
commission since 1893. Throughout . this Braley, of Brockton, and they are the parents 
period he has had charge of alt the outside of Arthur S., Frederick Walton and Carrie 
work, overseeing sewer conatruetiou and di- Pearl; Lillian G. died when five years old; 
recting the gangs working in the sewer Harry W., who is a shoe worker, married Helen 
■trenches. Mr. Cleaveland is now the oldest city Ransom, and they are the parents of Ruby S. 
■official of Brockton in active service, at present and Eva Mildred Cleaveland; Carrie A., who 
(1911) serving his thirty-second successive is unmarried, makes her home with her father, 
year. That he has been so long and so con- The mother of these children died Dec. 8, 
tinuonaly engaged in outside work may have 187G, in Brockton, and for his second wife Mr. 
some bearing on his wonderful vitality and Cleaveland married Mary E. Chipman, of Sand- 
ability to keep up active labor at an age when wich, Mass., who died without issue, Oct. 21, 
most men are anxious to retire, but it is a 1894. His home is at No. 202 Summer street, 
remarkable fact that he is as competent as ever 

to do a full day's work. Moreover, he has al- MANLEY. The name introducing this ar- 
ways been able to meet the growing require- tide is borne by a family whose members have 
ments of his position, which have become more been honored and respected citizens of North 
exacting with the passage of years, the city's Bridgewater (now Brockton) and the com- 
facilities having been necessarily much en- munities adjacent thereto for over one hundred 
larged since he first entered upon the duties and fifty years. This article is to treat partic- 
■of his present incumbency. At that time the ulariy of the branch of the family to which be- 
filter bed system had just been started, and he longed the late Milo Manley, of Brockton, 
"has seen the present system grow from in- whose long life was devoted industriously to 
fancy. A few figures will serve to give some agricultural pursuits, and his eldest non, Albert 
idea of the increase in the water department, Manley, of West Bridgewater, where he is ex- 
with which Mr. Cleaveland was connected for a tensively engaged in dairying and farming. 
number of years. In 1882, the iirst full year (I) William Manley, of Weymouth, by his 
-of the use of the water supply, the water de- wife Rebecca had Sarah, born Oct. 5, 1675; in 
partment receipts were $3,467.51, and in 1910 March following he was a soldier in Turner's 
"the receipts were $121,473.13. Company, outlived the campaign, and, accord- 
To Mr. Cleaveland belongs the honor of put- ing to Savage, had Thomas, born July 11, 
ting the first sprinkling cart on the streets of 1680; and by his wife Sarah had Rebecca, bom 
Brockton. He secured a ten-barrel oil cask, in March, 1687, Mr. Manley removed from 
fitted wheels to it, and sprinkled the center Weymouth and was a resident of what is now 
■of the town. There were no stand-pipes then the town of Easton, Mass., as early as 1694. 
and the water was secured from the stream He and other early settlers there were squat- 
near E. M. Low's box factory by means of a ters and it is possible they settled some time 
small pump. Later he built a spriiikler of a prior to the appearance of their names in deeds, 
much improved type. Mr. Manley become a landowner in what is now 
Mr. Cleaveland learned the lessons of hard Easton, his location being in South Easton. 
work and early rising in his boyhood, and he He had other sons than given by Savage who 
lias attained the high place he occupies in the located in Easton — William, who was of age 
esteem of the community by conscientious ef- in 1700, and settled on his father's place; and 
fort and diligent application. He has been a Nathaniel, the third son, who built his first 
tmstee of the Brockton Savings Bank for a house on what became the F. L. Ames farm, 
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became the Timothy Marshall place. The 1780; service 11 days; company marched to 

father and his three sons owned the westerly Rhode lalaod on an alarm. [Mass. Soldiers 

part of the F. L. Ames estate in North Easton, and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol. X, 

and also owned both north and south of that, page 177.} 

The father died Dec, 2, 1717, To Mr. and Mrs. Manley were bom children 

(II) Thomas Manley, the second son of Wil- as follows: Daniel, bom tiept. 22, 1784, died 
liam, bora in Weymouth in 1680, settled in unmarried Jan. 20, 1806; Susanna, bom Dec. 
what is now the town of Easton, owning land 13, 1786, married Martin Hayward; Sabin, 
as above described. On Oct. 2, 1701, he mar- bom Feb. 21, 1789, died July 19, 1857, unmar- 
ried Lydia Field, bom Oct. 9, 1679, daughter ried; Harriet, born April 23, 1793, died single 
of John Keld, of Providence, R. I., and Bridge- in 1869; Galen, bom Dec, 25, 1794, died in 
water, Mass., who was a son of John Field, a 1876, unmarried, at the age of eighty-two 
native probably of Thurnscoe, England, who years; Salmon, twin of Galen, is mentioned be- 
came to America and was an inhabitant of low; Linns, born July 4, 1798, married (first) 
Providence as early as 1637. Mr. Manley built Zilpha Williams, (second) Rachel Drake, and 
his house on the upper half of his father's (third) Sarah Drake; and Phebe, bom May 
place. He was the father of six sons and seven 26, 1803, died in infancy. The father died 
daughters, the latter being the maternal an- Oct. 27, 1827, aged seventy-five years, and the 
cestors of many persons in Easton. He died mother died Dec. 6, 1843, aged eighty-five 
leaving considerable properiy, among which years. 

was "a negro boy George," valued at thirty- (V) Salmon Manley, son of Daniel and 

eight pounds. Phebe (Howard) Manley, was bom Dec. 25, 

(III) Daniel Manley, son of Thomas, moved 1794, in North Bridgewater (now Brockton), 
from Easton to what became North Bridge- in the southwestern part of the town, near 
water, Mass., in 1753, and became a well-to-do what is known as Marshall's Comer, on the 
farmer. He married Rebecca Manley, and their same fami upon which he spent his life en- 
children were: Daniel, Jr., born in 1752; Na- gaged in farming, and where he died Aug. 15, 
thaniel, bom March 20, 1755, who married 1852, in the fifty-eighth year of hia age, from 
Betty Hayward; and Olive. The mother of injuries received in falling from a scafEold in 
these children died April 30, 1790, and Daniel his barn, hurting his spine, Mr. Manley was 
Manley married (second) Nov. 23, 1790, Sarah a very industrious man, and in partnership 
Monk. To this union there was born one with his twin brother, Galen Manley, who re- 
daughter, Sarah, in 1791 ; she married George mained a bachelor, was e:itensively engaged in 
Howard, of West Bridgewater. The father lumber dealing and agricultural pursuits, their 
died Jan. 18, 1804, aged eighty-three years, numerous acres of land being kept in a good 

(IV) Daniel Manley (2), the eldest son of state of cultivation. Mr. Manley in early life 
Daniel, was bom in 1752, and married in 1782 allied himself with the old-line Whigs, and 
Phebe Howard, a native of Bridgewater, daugh- upon the formation of the Republican party 
ter of Capt, Jonathan and Phebe (Ames) joined that organization, but although he took 
Howard, and a descendant in the fifth genera- an active interefit in the affairs of his native 
tion from John Haward (spelling of name town he never cared for or sought public of- 
continued by the family until after 1700 and fice. Mr. Manley and !iia wife were regular 
finally became written Howard), who came attendants of the Pearl Street Methodist Epis- 
from England, was at Duzbury as early as copal Church. Salmon Manley and his brother 
1643 and became an original proprietor and Galen both served in the war of 1812, being 
settler, 1651, of Bridgewater, locating in what members of a company of infantry under com- 
is now West Bridgewater; Mrs. Mauley's line mand of Capt. Nehemiah Lincoln, detached 
of descent is through Maj. Jonathan, Jonathan from the 3d Regiment, 1st Brigade, in the 5th, 
(8) and Capt. Jonathan (3). Daniel Manley Division, stationed at Plymouth, under the 
was a sergeant in Capt. Nathan Packard's com- command of Lieut. Col. Caleb Howard, com- 
pany. Col. John Jacob's (Light Infantry) reg- mandant, Salmon Manley being a private in 
iment; entered the service Sept. 23, 1779; dis- the company and Galen a corporal. 

charged Dec. 1 (also given Nov. 26), 1779, On June 17, 1829, Salmon Manley was mar- 
service two months, eight days (also given two ried to Iza Annette Howard, daughter of 
months and three days), at Rhode Island. He Zephaniah and Jennet (Dunbar-Latham) 
was also a private in Capt. Nathan Packard's Howard, of West Bridgewater, and a deecend- 
company, Maj. Eliphalet Carey's regiment, that ant of (I) John Howard, the immigrant an- 
marched July 30, 1780; discharged Aug. 9, cestor, through (II) John Howard (2), (III) 



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Maj. Edvard Howard, and (IV) James How- 
aid, father of Zephaniah Howard. Mrs. Man- 
ley was bora July 18, 1804, ana survived her 
husband, passing away at the old homestead in 
Brockton March 9, 1885, in the eighty-first 
year of her age. To Mr. and Mrs. Manley 
were bom the foUowiDg children : Daniel, bom 
March 4, 1831, married Fannie Spear Wells, of 
Vermont, end (second) Charlotte Einwicter, 
of Iowa, having removed to the latter State in 
1857 and there extensively engaged in farming, 
and be died there Feb. 25, 1881, aged fifty 
years; Milo, bom Feb. 35, 1834, is mentioned 
below; Henry, bom Aug. 31, 1841, Berved in 
the Civil war aa a member of Company K, 3d 
Massachusette Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, 
and has been aasiBtant city engineer of the city 
of Boston for over forty years (he married 
Susan Elizabeth Marshall and they reside in 
West Boxbuiy, Mass.) ; Harriet Jane, bom 
Feb. 18, 1845, is the' widow of Nathan Francis 
Packard and now resides in Boston; Charles 
Galen, bora Aug. 3, 1849, married Alice Almi- 
ra Marshall, and resided in Boulder, Colo., 
frhere he passed away. 

(VI) Milo Manley, sod of Salmon and 
Iza Annette (Howard) Manley, was bora at 
the old Manley homestead on Liberty street, in 
North Bridgewater (now Brockton), Feb. 85, 
1834. After attending the district schools of 
his neighborhood he supplemented this educa- 
tion by attendance at the Adelphian Academy 
of his native town, after which he spent a term 
as a student at the Thetford Academy in Ver- 
mont. His schooling over, he took up farming, 
at which he continued to be successfully en- 
gaged until 1909, in which year, owing to the 
extension of the city's sewerage beds, which 
took in the greater part of his land, he was 
obliged to sell his property to the city and re- 
move. This was quite a sacrifice on Mr. Man- 
ley's part, as he had spent all of his active life 
on this place, which had been in the possession 
of the Manley family for over a hundred years. 
Hia hope had been that he and his wife might 
spend their advanced years on the place where 
their long and happy wedded life, covering a 
period of over fifty years, had been passed, and 
where the trees and shrabbery planted in their 
yoanger years, and the many other improve- 
mente made during their long residence, had 
all come to have a value enhanced by long as- 
sociation which made the home doubly dear to 
them. However, they gave up this pleasure in 
the interests of progress, and upon the disposal 
of their homestead settled in the city proper. 
At the time of his death, Oct. 28, 1911, Mr. 
Manley was living in retirement after years 



spent in tilling the soil. He had added to his 
land until it comprised about two hundred 
acres, had greatly improved it, and had erected 
the house in which he made his .home for a 
number of years. He waa extensively engaged 
in dairying for some years prior to his 
retirement, keeping a number of cows, the pro- 
duct of which was distributed to his patrons in 
Brockton and vicinity. 

Mr. Manley, with his wife, was a regular at- 
tendant of the Unitarian Church, they giving 
liberally of their means to its support. In po- 
litical faith he was a stanch Bepublican, but 
being of a home-loving nature, quiet and un- 
pretentious in manner, he never aspired to pub- 
lic otBce. He cast his first Presidential vote 
for John C. Fremont in 1856. He was a mem- 
ber of the Bridgewater Agricultural Society, 
of which he served as trustee three years. He 
was also a member of the West Bridgewater 
Grange, No. 156, Patrons of Husbandry, and 
of the State Grange ; for a number of years he 
was a member of the Bridgewater Historical 
Society. Mrs. Manley is a charier member of 
Deborah Sampson Chapter, Daughters of the 
American Revolution, being eligible through 
the service of her great-grandfather, Capt. Na- 
than Packard, who was an ilfustrious patriot 
of the Revolution. 

On Nov. 23, 1856, Mr. Manley was united 
in marriage by the Rev. Paul Couch, with Mary 
Manley Packard, daughter of Nathan and 
Emily (Dunbar) Packard, of North Bridge- 
water, and a direct descendant in the seventh 
generation of Samuel Packard, who was the 
American progenitor of this now -numerous 
family. (A record of the Packard family ap- 
pears elsewhere in these volumes.) The fiftieth 
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Manley 
was celebrated by a dinner given in Boston by 
their children. To Mr. and Mrs. Manley were 
born the following children (all of whom have 
graduated from the Brockton high school) : 
Albert, bora July 28, 1857, is mentioned be- 
lov ; Ellen, twin of Albert, graduated from the 
Bridgewater State normal school and is en- 
gaged in teaching in the Xeith school at Cam- 
peUo; Susan Emily, born Nov. 10, 1859, is 
unmarried; Bertha, bora June S3, 1862, un- 
married, graduated from the Bridgewater State 
normal school and taught school for several 
years, now being connected with the H. W. 
Robinson Company's store at Brockton; Mary 
Emma, bom Nov. 16, 1864, died April 6, 
1868; Alice Packard, bom Feb. 6, 1869, is the 
wife of Albert Q. Smith, who is an engraver 
and watchmaker with Guraey Brothers, Jewel- 
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the parents of one son, Raymond Man- 
ley Smith) ; Lowell, bom April 20, 1873, 
married Jennie D. Mann and they re- 
side in West Eoxbury, Maes., where he 
is superintendent of the large farm of the late 
-Aaron D. Weld (he is a graduate of the Am- 
herst Agricultural College; he and his wife 
have two daughters, Elizabeth Brewer and 
Marian); Weston, born March 13, 1876, went 
to commercial college after completing his high 
school course, was for several years associated 
with his father in the conduct of the home farm 
and is now carrying on a large milk station in 
Brockton, where the milk from numerous dai- 
ries in the surrounding communities is col- 
lected, being distributed thence to his various 
customers in the city (he is unmarried). 

(VII) Albeet Manley, eldest son of Milo 
and Mary M. (Packard) Manley, was bom Julv 
28, 1857, in North Bridgewater, on the old 
homestead farm, and in the district schools of 
his native town began his early educational 
training, which was later supplemented by a 
course at Bryant & Stratton's business college, 
at Boston. Leaving school at the age of about 
nineteen years he devoted his time to the dairy 
<»)nnected with the home farm, and he started 
the milk business on his own account in 1888. 
He developed that business most profitably, and 
continued to conduct it successfully until 1900, 
in which year he purchased the Jonas Hartwell 
farm of about one hundred acres in the adjoin- 
ing town of West Bridgewater. He removed 
to this place, to which he has added at various 
times, until he now owns about three hundred 
acres of land in Brockton and West Bridge- 
water, and has continued actively and exten- 
sively engaged in farming and dairying, keep- 
ing an average of fifty cows, the product of 
which is distributed among his customers in 
Brockton. Mr. Manley is one of the most en- 
terprising and progressive agriculturists and 
dairymen of Plymouth county, he having fol- 
lowed the latter business for nearly thirty 
years. His farm, situated on an elevation, in 
the northwestern part of the town of West 
Bridgewater, and within view of the old home- 
Btead in Brockton, is an ideal one, being kept 
in an excellent state of cultivation and up-to- 
date in its appointments. In 1911 Mr. Manley 
was elected a trustee of the People's Savings 
Bank, of Brockton. 

In political faith Mr. Manley is a stanch 
Bepublican, and since becoming a resident of 
West Bridgewater has taken an active interest 
in the affairs of the town, having served the 
town since 1908 as a member of the board of 
fielectmen, assessor and overseer of the poor. 



and in 1910 was chairman of the board of ee- 
lectmcD. He affiliates with the Unitarian 
Church, of Eastondale, to which he gives hia 
support. Fraternally he is a prominent and 
active member of the Masonic bodies, holding 
membership in Paul Severe Lodge, A. F. & A. 
M., Satucket Chapter, R. A. M. (of which he 
is past high priest), Brockton Council, R. & S. 
M. (of which he is past thrice illustrious mas- 
ter), and Bay State Commandery, Knights 
Templar (of which he is past emment comman- 
der) — all of Brockton; he is also a member of 
Aleppo Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. S., of Boston. 
He is unmarried. 

LEONARD FRANKLIN GAMMONS, de- 
ceased, of East Bridgewater, was one of the 

public-spirited citizens of that tovni, where he 
had long been engaged in business, handling 
stoves, furnaces, piping, crockery, paints, oils, 
etc. He was born in Taunton, Mass., Jan. 15, 
1845, son of Hufus King and Lucinda (Phil- 
lips) Gammons, and died at his home in East 
Bridgewater Aug. 22, 1889. 

The earliest of the Gammons name men- 
tioned by the writers of the pioneers of New 
England were : Philip Gammons, a fisherman, 
at Casco, who married before 1690 Mary, eldest 
daughter of John Parrott, and who in 1734 
was of Portsmouth; and Robert Gammons, of 
Pemaquid, who took the oath of fidelity in 
1674. 

At Plymouth and in several of the towns of 
the Old Colony have lived several generations 
of the Gammons family, some of whom at least 
descend from (I) William Gammons, who mar- 
ried at Plymouth, in 1736, Hannah Hubbard. 
He was probably the William Gammons, of 
Plymouth, who served in the Canada expedi- 
tion as a member of Capt. Josiah Thatcher's 
company. Col. John Thomas's regiment, the 
troops landing at Halifax, May 11, 1759. 

(II) John Gammons, son of William, bom 
April 8, 1745 (0. S.), married Hannah. Their 
children of Middleboro town record were: Wil- 
liam, bom Jan. 7, 1777; Ebenezer, Jan. 11, 
1779; Rebecca, Dec. 24, 1780; Jairus, March 
30, 1783; Ephraim and Benjamin, twins, July 
5, 1785; Lydia, March 32, 1787; and Rhoda, 
July 21, 1789. 

(III) Jairus Gammons (called Deacon), son 
of John and Hannah, bom March 30, 1783, in 
Middleboro, Mass., married Mary. Their chil- 
dren were: Thomas T., bom Dec. 29, 1804, 
died in Wevmonth, Mass.; Stephen was bom 
May 19, 1806; Marj-, born Aug. 11. 1807, mar- 
ried Elbridge Smith, and died at Middleboro, 
Mass. ; Jairus, bora Nov. 14, 1808, died at 



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Pawtucket, R. I. ; Rufus King, bom Nov. 5 At the age of sixteen he went to the front for 
•or 6, 1810, is mentioned below; George, bom service in the Civil war as a member of Com- 
June 8, 1812, died in the State of Connecticut; pany T>, 38th Mass. Vol. Inf., and was 
Azuba was bom Dec, 22, 1813; Newell, bom honorably discharged June 30, 1865, as aer- 
.Jan. 21, 1815, lived and died in South Middle- geant of his company. On his return from the 
boro, Mass.; William, bom Dec. 12, 1816, died war Mr. Gammons learned plumbing and tin- 
.at Wareham, Mass.; Lucy, bom Aug. 22, 1818, smithing with Willard Johnson in East Bridge- 
married Jacob Chandler; Warren, bom Oct. water. He later bought out Mr. Johnson and 
27, 1822, died at Madison, Wis.; John, bom carried on the business alone for a number of 
April 18, 1826, died in the far West. years, when he took Frederick C. Nutter into 

(IV) Rofus King Gammons, son of Jairus, partnership, under the firm name of Gammons 
"was bom in November, 1810, in Middleboro, & Nutter, handling stoves, furnaces, piping, 
Mas8., and died April 17, 1891, in the eighty- crockery, paints, oils, and many other articles. 
first year of his age, in Brockton. He was This partnership lasted for about four years, 
educated in the district schools of his native when Mr, Gammons bought out Mr. Nutter, 
town, and assisted his parents on the farm for and carried the business on uu^er his own 
-a time, after which he went into the iron works name until his death, which occurred Aug, 22, 
in Wareham, where he was employed many 1889, About 1900 Mrs. Gammons sold the 
jears. Later he went to Bridgewater, and business, and it is now conducted by G. M. 
worked in Robinson's Iron Works, and from Webber at' the old location. Mr. Gammons 
there to East Bridgewater, where he worked was very successful in his work, and was known 
for the K. E. Shelton Company, until his re- to his associates in the business world as a 

■ moval to Brockton, In the latter city he square-dealing man, one who met his obliga- 

worked for W. W. Cross, tack manufacturer, tione faithfully and promptly. He was public- 

«t the junction of Pleasant and Prospect spirited in his endeavors to look after the best 

streets. The last ten years of his life he made interests of his town, and was a liberal con- 

"bis home with his daughter, Mrs. Gibbs. In tributor to all public charities. He will long 

politics he was a stanch Democrat. He mar- be remembered for his kind heart and genial 

ried Lucinda Phillips, bom March 8, 1811, in manners. 

Salisbury, Conn., who died in East Bridge- Mr. Gammons was a member of Justin 

-water March 8, 1867, Both Mr. and Mrs. Gam- Dimick Post, No. 124, G. A. R., of East 

mons are buried in East Bridgewater. Their Bridgewater. He was also a Mason, hol^^ 

<:hildren were : (1) Mary, bom Sept. 25, 1831, membership in Fellowship Lodge, A. F. & 

in North Canaan, Conn., married Thomas Ar- A. M., of Bridgewater, In his younger days 

nold, and had Lucinda, Henry and John, twins, he attended the Methodist Episcopal Church, 

Mary and Miriam. (2) Cornelia E., born Jan. but toward the latter part of his life he at- 

3, 1838, in Salisbury, Conn., married Ar- tended the Unitarian Church of East Bridge- 

thnr Byrnes, of Plymouth, and had Edward, water. 

Elizabeth, Arthur, Lavinia, Mary, Fannie and Mr. Gammons married Jan. 15, 1871, Mary 
Cora. (3) Rufus Monroe, bora Aug. 15, 1840, E. Chandler, daughter of Joseph and Caroline 
in Lee, Mass., married Arvilla Hackett, and Matilda (Peterson) Chandler. Mrs. Gam- 
had Elizabeth, Henry and Mabel ; they reside mons has remarkable executive ability and is 
in Brockton, (4) Henry, born Dec. 15, 1842, a capable business woman. She spends her 
in Lee, Mass., died in Kansas City, Mo., May winters in Florida, and her summers at Onset, 
11, 1904; he married Clarissa lipham, and Mass., where she has a cottage facing the bay. 
had Elmer and Hattie. (5) Leonard Franklin, About four months of the year she is found at 
bom Jan. 15, 1845, is mentioned below. (6) her home in East Bridgewater. 

Frances, boro May 18, 1848, in Wareham, 

Mass., married Andrew C. Gibbs, of Brockton, Chandler, The Chandler family to which 
where they reside. They have one daughter, Mrs. Gammons belongs is descended from 
Mabel, who married Everett M. Fisher, of (I) Edmund Chandler, of Plymouth, a free- 
Brockton, and has Earl C, Howard M., man in 1633. He resided at Duxbury in 1636- 
Roger G., E. Ellsworth, Mabel F. and Ger- 37; was constable, and appraiser of the estate 
trude B. of William Thomas. He sold land in 1634 to 

(V) Leonard Franklin Gammons, son of John Rogers, and also to Isaac Robinson. In 
Sufus King and Lucinda (Phillips) Gammons, IGSS he had land granted to him — "forty acres 
was bom Jan. 15, 1845, in Taunton, and at- of land lying on the east side of Moyses Symon- 
tended the district schools of his native town, son, where Morris formerly b^an to cleave 



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for Mr. Bowman." He was of Scituate in ill) Chandler were bora : James, bom in Dux- 

1650, but died in 1662 at Duxbuiy. In his bnry, who married Mary Patterson; Peleg, bom 

will, dated May 3, probated June 4, 1662, "be- in Duxbury, who married Lydia; Joseph; Al- 

ing old," he bequeaths to children Samuel, bert, bom in Duxbury, who married Adeline 

Benjamin, Joseph, Sarah Ann, Mary and Euth. Harlow, of Plymouth, Mass. ; and Ezra, who 

(II) Joseph Chandler, son of Edmund, per- married Udora Wood, of Plymouth. 

haps of Sandwich 1661, of Dnxbury, however, (VIII) Joseph Chandler, son of Joseph, was 

in 1684, had John, Joseph and perhaps Ed- bom July 6, 1828, in DuxbuiT, and died Dec. 

mund (of Duxbury, 1710) and Benjamin 3, 1859, in the same town. Be attended the 

(1684, who died March 26, 1771, aged seventy- district schools and then began the express 

seven). and teaming business in bis home town, car- 

(III) Joseph Chandler (2), son of Joseph, rying on this work for a number of years, after 
manied Feb. 12, 1701, Martha Hunt. Their which he went to Boston and went into the 
children were: Philip, bom July 31, 1708; fresh, smoked, pickled and dried fish business, 
Mary, Aug. 3, 1704; Joshua, July 7, 1706; the firm being known as Joseph Chandler &. 
Zacbariah, July 26, 1708; Edmund, April 9, Co., Dorchester avenue, South Boston. Here 
1710; Ebenezer, Sept. 8, 1712; Sarah, Oct. 25, he remained for six years, when his health 
1714; Martha, Nov. 23, 1716; Jonathan, Feb. failed and he returned to Duxbury, opening a 
18, 1718; and Judah, Aug. 13^ 17^0. grocery store and also doing some business in 

(IV) Philip Chandler, son of Joseph (2), grain. This engrossed his attention until his 
bom July 21, 1702, married Dec. 16, 1735, death. He was a member of the Unitarian 
Bebecca Phillips, who died in January, 1782, Church of Duxbury, and was a liberal con- 
aged seventy-eight years. He died Nov. 15, tributor to church work. He was a lover of 
1764, aged sixty-two years. Their children music and possessed considerable musical talent, 
were: Nathan, bom Oct. 28, 1726; Betty, Oct. He was widely known and had many friends. 
21, 1738; Perea, July 10, 1730; Esther and Mr. Chandler married Caroline Matilda 
Martha (twins). May 31, 1732; Peleg, April Peterson, bom in 1832, daughter of Thomas 
27, 1735; Philip, Oct. 34, 1738; Asa, March and Mary Wakefield (Sampson) Peterson, of 
1, 1743; Mary, Sept. 25, 1744; and Elijah, Duxbury, and they had two children: Clar- 
Jan. 4, 1747. ence Aiistin, bora Oct. 27, 1852, who mar- 

(V) Nathan Chandler^ son of Philip, bom ried Alice May Mitchell, daughter of Thomas 
Get. 28, 1726, was twice married. His first Mitchell, of East Bridgewater, and has three 
wife, Ruth, died Aug. 26, 1767, aged forty-two, children, Joseph M., George A. and Caroline 
and he married (second) Feb. 20, 1770, Esther N.; and Mary E., who. married Leonard Frank- 
Class. His children were : Ephraim, Lucy, lin Gammons, of East Bridgewater. After the - 
Celah, Hannah, Ruth, Deborah (all bom to the death of Mr. Chandler Mrs. Chandler mar- 
first marriage), Joseph and Ira. ried for her second husband, June 21, 1866, 

(TI) Ira Chandler, of Duxbury, son of Francis Marion Kingman, of East Bridgewater. 
Philip, had four wives, one of whom was a 

Phillips, and had a son Joseph, perhaps others. WILLIAM JAMES HATHAWAY, late of 

(VII) Joseph Chandler, son of Ira, married Fall Biver, was bom there June 3, 1838, and 

Eliza, bom in 1795, daughter of Peleg and passed his entire life in that place. As a 

Hannah (Hosea) Churchill, he a direct de- business man he was identified with the dry 

scendant of John Churchill, the immigrant goods trade throughout his active career, and 

ancestor of the Plymouth branch of the be was also widely known in his connectioD 

Churchill family, who appeared in Plymouth with local musical interests. A kind friend 

in 1643, settling in Hobb's Hole, and died and an entertaining companion, he held the 

there Jan. 1, 1663-63, from whom his line&ge esteem of a wide circle of friends and acqaaint- 

is through Eleazer Churchill and his wife ances, to whom he had endeared himself 

Hannah (Barrett), Stephen Churchill and his through long and agreeable association, 

wife Experience (Ellis), Stephen Churchill Mr. Hathaway was a descendant of a very 

(2) and his wife Hannah (Barnes) and old family of Massachusetts, one that had been 

Stephen Churchill (3) and his wife Lucy settled in Bristol county from Colonial days. 

(Burbank), Stephen being lieutenant in com- We give a brief account of the generations which 

mand of the Plymouth company at the Lesing- preceded him from the first of this line in 

ton alarm, later lieutenant and captain in other America. 

organizations during the Revolution up to al- (I) Nicholas Hathaway was one among a 

most its close. To Joseph and Eliza (Church- company of men migrating from some of the 



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older towns who went to reside withia the Abraham married Kebecca Wilbore and settled 

borders of Taunton, and were designated as in Berkley, and died in 1735. Igaac married 

"first settlers," a term which has adhered and Mary Pitts, settled in Berkley, and died in 

served to distinguish them from the first pur- 1722. Ephraim married and settled in Digh- 

^hasers. Mr. Hathaway bad sojourned for a ton, and died in 1718. Rebecca married Jared 

time in Boston and purchased lands in that Talbot, theirs being the first marriage recorded 

vicinity before going to Taunton ; land was in the town of Dighton. 

granted to him at Mount WooUystone in Feb- (III) Isaac Hathaway, son of John, bom in 

ruary, 1639, he being then designated of Mona- 1655, died in 1723. He settled in Berkley. On 

ticott. It seems that in that year, or 1640, March 17, 1686-87, he married Mary Pitts, 

he went to Taunton, where he became an ex- daughter of Petor Pitts, who married Mrs. 

tensive land owner. He had a son John, and Ma^ (Andrews) Hodges, a widow, daughter 

probably Joseph and Jacob Hathaway, of of Henry and Mary Andrews, of Taunton. 

Taunton, were also his sons. (IV) Isaac Hatiiaway (2), son of Isaac and 

(11) John Hathaway, bom in 1629, was at Mary (Pitts) Hathaway, married Damaris Bab- 

Taimton with his father and the time of their bitt, of Taunton. 

going there is determined by a deposition in . (V) Abijah Hathaway, son of Isaac (2) and 

which John makes the declaration that his Damaris (Babbitt) Hathaway, married Sarah 

knowledge of the boundaries and occupation of Talbot. 

certain portions of the town extended as far (VI) Benanuel Hathaway, son of Abijah and 

back as 1639 and 1640. His name appears Sarah (Talbot) Hathaway, married 'Rebecca 

with those who tn 1657 had taken the oath of Hathaway. 

fidelity. In 1658 he purchased with two as- (VII) James Davis Hathaway, son of Ben- 
eociates four hundred acres of "meadow and anuel and Rebecca (Hathaway) Hathaway, 
upland" in that part of Taunton which aftor- bom Jan. 27, 1809, in the town of Berkley, 
'ward became incorporated as the town of Eerk- Mass., married (intentions e^resaed Nov. 3, 
ley. In 1659, when a division of land was 1836) Jemima Waldron, danghtor of William 
made, John Hathaway was recorded as having Throop and Jemima (Oxz) Waldron, and 
seven heads in his family and received a share their only child, William James, was bom Jnne 
in proportion to that number. He was made 3, 1838. Deacon James D. Hathaway, for be 
a freeman in 1670. In 1671 he purchased the was a deacon in the First Congr^ational 
eighteenth lot of the Freetown lands and' there- Church, and a very exemplary man and good 
upon, established his eldest son, John Hathaway, citizen, a con'sistont Christian, esteemed and 
Jr. In 1676 he was chosen constable, then respected by those who knew him, waa a pros- 
an office of great responsibility and power. He perous mechanic and business man, a carpenter 
was elected deputy in 1680 and served five by trade, of Fall River, where his death oc- 
successive years; and in 1681 he was chosen curred June 6, 1873, when he waa aged sixty- 
one of the selectmen of the town. He was again four years, five monttis, nine days, 
constable in 1690, when engaged in reorganiz- (VIII) William James Hathaway, son of 
ing the military companies, in one' of which 'Deacon James D. and Jemima (Waldroa) 
he served as ensign. He was again elected Hathaway, attended the public schools of his 
deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in native city and waa graduated from the Fall 
1691, In 1695 a company of well-known citi- River high school with the class of 1854, He 
zens, with John Hathaway, Sr., of the number, began his business career as a clerk in the 
set np a bloomery or forge on Stony brook, store of William Mason, a merchant of the city, 
which was afterward known as the Leonard Subsequently, associated with Samuel Allen, 
Iron Works of Norton. He' was a represent- he engaged in the dry goods business, their 
attve to the Massachusette General Court in location being in the soutii end of the Granite 
1696 and 1697. Mf. Hathaway was twice mar- block. Still later on he had for a partner Mr. 
ried; the Christian name of bis first wife, George L. Peckham, who was subsequently a 
the mother of his children, was Martha, and member of the E. S. Brown Company. In time 
that of the second Ruth. Both he and his wife he disposed of his interest to Mr. Peckham and 
Ruth died in 1705, she in September of that retired from active business. 
year. His home was in that part of Berkley Mr. Hathaway was musically inclined and 
known as "The Farms." Mr, Hathaway's chil- had developed a talent he posBeseed for instru- 
dren were: John, bom in 1650; Abraham, mental music, becoming quite proficient and 
"bora in 1658; Isaac, bom in 1655; Ephraim, of great service to his church and society. He 
bora in. 1661; Abigail; and Rebecca. Of these, was for years organist and choir director of 



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St. Paul's Church, of which he waa a charter Mr. Gilbert wag chosen one of the committee 

member. He continued his membership with — which consisted of D, A, Gumey, Marcus. 

St. Paul's about twenty years, until, in 1893, S. Beed, Benjamin S. Atwood, A. A, Healy 

he united with the First Congregational and himself — to supply South Abington with. 

Church. He was a very thoughtful, considerate water. He was appointed clerk of tliia com- 

man, and while at times serious as to ttiis life mittee, and when the work was undertaken 

and the life to come he was of a jovial nature became superintendent of construction of the- 

and disposition, often given to humorous speech, system, the total cost of which amounted tO' 

He was not of robust health, and had quiet $178,625. During this time he was elected 

tastes, reading much, especially in musical one of the board of water commissioners for 

lines, in which his interest led him. His death a term of three years, and was reelected at each 

occurred Dec. 3, 1903. succeeding election for nine consecutive terms. 

On Nov. 30, 1863, Mr. Hathaway married making a total service as water commissioner 
Ellen Amelia Smith, bom Aug, 16, 1841, of twenty-seven years. Mr. Gilbert was also- 
daughter of Iram and Betsey Lawton (Doug- clerk of the board during this period, con- 
lass) Smith. One daughter, Louise Lawton, tinuing as such until 1910. He was appointed 
was bom to them. ■ the first superintendent of the waterworks, and 
served in that capacity for a period of sixteen 

JULIUS C. GILBERT, who served as a years, duriag which time he had full charge 

member of the board of water commissioners of the system and its various departments. Mr, 

of Whitman, Mass., for a period of twenty- Gilbert gave all his time and experience to thia 

seven years, and as superintendent of the wa- ' work, and faithfully performed all his duties- 

terworks for a period of sixteen years, is one with credit to himself and to the satisfaction 

of the best known citizens of that town, with of the public, 

whose growth and progress he has for many Mr. Gilbert was one of the founders and- 

years been identified. Mr. Gilbert is a native charter members of the Whitman Cooperative 

of the State of Maine, bom in the town of Bank, of which he has been president 

Greene, Androscoggin county, April 17, 1836, for several years, and which is one of 

son of Lewis and Eunice (Alden) Gilbert, both the most prosperous cooperative banks in 

of whom passed away in the town of Greene, the State, He has also been quite active 

The boyhood days of Jiilius C. Gilbert were in town affairs, having been a member 

spent on the home farm, and in attendance of the street lighting committee for twenty 

at the district schools and at the Bethel Hill years; a member of the school committee for 

Academy. At the age of eighteen years he two years ; and one of the founders of the Board 

started out in life for himself, doing farm of Trade, of which he is still a member. Mr. 

work, and so continued until 1858, in which Gilbert is a stanch Republican, and always 

year he went to South Weymouth, Mass., votes that ticket, his first presidential vote hav- 

where he found employment in a shoe factory, ing been cast for John C. Fremont, in 1856,. 

and where he remained for about one year, at since which time he has voted at every presi- 

the end of that time returning home. He was dential election, in 1910 casting his vote for 

given a farm by his father, near the homestead, William H, Taft. He takes a deep interest 

but as a farming life was not to his liking he in the growth and progress of hts adopted town^ 

.soon gave it up. In 186] he came to the towh and in 1909 organized tlie Town Officers' As- 

of South Abington (now Whitman) , Mass., and sociation of Whitman, being elected its first 

there found employment in a shoe factory, con- president. He is pub lie- spirited, warm-hearted, 

tinuing at thst occupation for a period of progressive and eenial, and -is popular with all 

about three years, when he eatabliahed himself classes. Fraternally he is a member of Puritan 

in the grocery busine.ss, which he conducted Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Whitman. 

successfully for a period of about five years. Since early in the organization of the First 

At the end of that time he sold out his Unitarian Church, in 1884, Mr. Gilbert has 

grocery, and for several years was engaged in taken a very active part in that body, and has- 

manufacturing shoes in connection with Davis been chairman of the board of trustees of the 

Onmey & Co. Later Mr. Gilbert established church society ever since. 

a sporting goods store in Whitman, which he Mr. Gilbert married Deborah C. Vinal, who- 

successfully conducted for a period of twenty- was bom in the town of Hanson, Mass., 

five years, disposing of the same in 1909 ; he daughter of Cushing and Deborah (Thomas) 

carried a full line of firearms and bicycles, and Vinal. Mrs. Gilbert passed away Dec. 21, 1891, 

a general line of sporting and athletic goods. at the age of fif^ years, leaving no children. 



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Mrs, Gilbert was a devoted wife, and was al- Purchase," and on Dec, 19th of that same year 

■ways interested in her husband's work, aiding he bought a large estate of his brother Thomas, 

him by her counsel and hearty cooperation. At the first town meeting held in Easton^ 
March 3, 1725-26, he was elected first select- 

DRAKE. Thomas Drake, the emigrant man, reelected in 1728, 1731, 1733-36, 1738, 

American ancestor of Albert Bailey Drake, con- 1743, 1746. In 1731 he held the office of 

ceming whom and his ancestry tMs article has town treasurer. His children were : Benjamin, 

to deal, was bom in Colyton, Devonshire, Bng- bom Dec. 1, 1700; Sarah, Oct. 20, 1703;. 

land, Sept. 13, 1635. He was the youngest Joseph, April l,'l706; Thomas, March, 1709; 

son of William Drake, Esq., of Yardbury in John, Dec, 13, 1711; William, January, 1715; 

Coiyton, who was buried in Temple Church, Richard, March, 1717; Elizabeth, Dec. 21,. 

London, and whose will, dated Nov, 2, 1636, 1719; and Robert, November, 1733. 
and probated Feb, 29, 1639-40, is still in exist- (HI) Robert Drake, son of Benjamin and 

ence. His mother was Margaret, daughter and Sarah (Pool) Drake, bora in November, 1723,. 

heiress of William Westover of Coiyton. She died Feb. 2, 1797. He married (first) April 

was married to William Drake Nov. 14, 1620, 15, 1746, Mary Fobes, bora June 2, 1726, 

and was buried at Coiyton, April 16, 1663 (?). died April 12, 1774, daughter of Benjamin 

(I) Thomas Drake, his father and mother and Martha (Hunt) Fobes, He married (see- 
both T)eing dead, followed his relative, John ond) Nov. 13, 1781, widow Susannah (Chub- 
Drake of Taunton, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., buck) Thorn, of Wareham, bom in 1746, who 
to America about 1653-54. He was accom- died Oct. 9, 1828, aged eighty-two. He resided 
panied by his sisters Joane, who married in Easton, He was a member of the first 
Thomas Randall, son of Robert Randall, of. militia company of Easton, April 7, 1757. In 
Weymouth, and Elizabeth, who married Ezekiel the Revolutionary war he served as corporal 
Hamlin, of Boston, Aug. 8, 1654. Thomas in Rhode Island, in Captain Randall's corn- 
Drake soon settled in Weymouth, Mass., his pany, Col. Oeorge Williams's regiment, twenty- 
name first appearing on the records of that four days from Dec. 7, 1776, and from Jan. 
town in a list of property owners in 1663. The 7, 1778, to April 1, 1778, he was in the same 
frequency with which his name appears on the service in the same company under command 
land deeds and war records of the times shows of Col. John Da^ett. His children were four- 
that Thomas Drake took an active part in the teen in number, eight by the first marriage 
affairs of the town. He took an active part and six by the second. They were: Martha, 
in King Philip's war, and June 24, 1676, was a bom Feb. 22, 1747 ; Mary, June 18, 1749 ; Rob- 
member of the garrison at Punckapouge, where ert, April 37, 1752 ; Susanna, Sept. 15, 1754; 
he saw at least two months' sen'ice. He died Noah, Jan. 33, 1757; Lot, April 20, 1761; 
in Weymouth in 1691. He was twice mar- Sylvia, June 30, 1771 ; Bethnel, Sept. 5. 1773; 
ried, first to Jane, daughter of Thomas and Willard, Aug. 18, 1783; Sally; Jonathan. De- 
Jane Holbrook, of Weymouth', and (second) ceraber, 1787; Ambrose, Oct. 8, 1788; Linns, 
March 9, 1691, to AVidow Millicent Carver, September, 1791 ; and Charles Chauncey. 
daughter of William Ford. His children were; (IV) Jonathan Drake, son of Robert and 
Thomas, bora about 1657; John, bora March Susannah (Chubbuck) Drake, bom in De- 
12,1659; William, bora Mav 30,1661; Jopeph. cember, 1787, died June 23, 1867. He mar- 
bom Oct. 38, 1663; Amy, bom Feb. 3, 1666; ried Dec. 25, 1814, Hannah Pratt, bom Oct. 
Elizabeth, born in Weymouth in 1670; Ben- 27, 1789, died Jan. 18, 1883, aged ninety-three, 
jamin, bom in Weymouth Jan, 15, 1677; and daughter of Enoch and Salome (Packard) 
Experience, bom in Weymonth in 1683. Pratt. Jonathan enlisted Aug. 10, 1814, from 

(II) Benjamin Drake, son of Thomas and Easton, in Capt. Noah Reed's company of Bris- 
Jane (Holbrook) Drake, was bora Jan. 15, tol county, 4th Regiment, 3d Brigade, flth 
1677, at Weymonth, where he was alive as Division, under Lieut. Col. Benjamin Lincoln, 
late as Aug. 1, 1759. He married in Wey- and served at New Bedford in the coast guard 
mouth Sarah Pool, bom about 1678, died in service. He and his wife are buried in Seth 
Easton Dec. 24, 1775, daughter of Samuel, Pratfs cpmetery, Easton, Mass. Their children 
of Weymouth. On June 6, 1700, he bought in were: Hannah, bora Feb. 18, 1816; Susan- 
Taunton North Purchase fifty acres of land nah. Sept, 11. 1818; Salome, July 17, 1819 
and dwelling-house on what is "now the Cynthia Sallv. Jan. 16. 1821 ; Abigail, Sept. 29, 1823 , 
Drake road or Church street. On June 9, Mary, May 30, 1824: Elizabeth Fuller, Oct. 
1719, he bought one half of one hundred acres 15. 1825; Jonathan Edwards, July 7, 1829; 
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June 25, 1833 ; and Phebe H., Sept. 11, 1836. ford ainee May, 1884. He was one of the seven 

(V) Jonathaa Edwards Drake, son of charter members of the Massachusetts Highway 
Jonathan and Hannah (Pratt) Drake, bom Association. He is an active member of the 
July 7, 1829, in Eaaton, died Oct, 15, 1878, American Society of Civil Engineers, a mem- 
in New Bedford. He learned the trade of iron ber of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, 
molder at Chelmsford, Mass., and followed that and the New England Water Works Associa- 
occupation in Springfield, Lowell and Easton, tiou. Fraternally he belongs to Acustmet 
Mass. He was in the woolen business in Mans- Xx>dge, I. 0. 0. F., which he joined in 1886. 
field, Mass., from about 1856 to 1866, running On Oct. 19, 1887, Mr. Drake married Min- 
a small factory. Later he worked at his trade nie Elizabeth, danghter of John and Mary 
in Bridgewater (Keith's Station), Mass., and (Neely) McAfee, of New Bedford (both now 
at New Bedford, coming to New Bedford in deceased), and they have one son, Edward, 
1868. Mr. Drake married May 16, 1853, in bom Sept. 8, 1888, a member of the class of 
Lowell, Mary Eliza Bailey, bom in Peterboro, 1910, Harvard Universihr. 

N. H., Sept. 26, 1826, died in New Bedford, 

July 24, 1902, daughter of Joshua Bailey, of PECK (Attleboro family). The Peck name 
Peterboro", N. H., and his wife Mary (Spring) is of great antiquity. The family is found 
Bailey, the latter a daughter of Silas Spring, seated in Belton, Yorkshire, England, at a ver7 
a prominent man at Peterboro. Children as early date. A branch settled at Hesden and 
followB were bom to them: Lewis Edwards, Wakefield in Yorkshire, some of their de- 
bora April 8, 1854, in Easton; Frederick scendants removing to Beccles, in the County of 
Taylor, bom Sept. 11, 1855, who died Oct. 17, Suffolk; they were the ancestors of Joseph 
1855, in Easton ; Harriet Ware, bom Jan. 24, Peck, of Hingham, County of Norfolk, who be- 
1857, in Mansfield, who died May 3, 1870, came the' emigrant ancestor to New England — 
in New Bedford ; Albert Bailey, bom Feb. 24, the nrog^itor of the Massachusetts Peckp 
1859, in Mansfield; Flora Pratt, bom. Jan. 3, through his six sons, all of whom married and 
1863, in Mansfield; Charles Erring, bom Dec. had families, giving a nimierous progeny. 
30, 1864, in Mansfield. The family, however, especially to be re- 

(VI) Albeht Batlet Drake, civil engineer, ferred to in this article is that of an Attle- 
son of Jonathan E. and Mary E. (Bailey) boro branch of the Massachusetts Pecks, the 
Drake, was bom Feb. 24, 1859, in Mansiield, head of same being the Iffte Capron Peck, a life- 
Bristol county, where he attended the public long resident of the town, farmer and manufac- 
schools. In May, 1868, he came with his turer, substantial man and most useful citizen, 
parents to New Bedford and finished his edu- oft«n honored with positions of trust and re- 
cation in the high school of that ci^. In sponsibility by his fellow citizens ; one or more 
May, 1874, he entered the office of the New of his daughters still keep alive the family 
Bedford (then the Acushnet) waterworks, as name in the Attleboro community, where have 
a clerk and draftsman, and also acted as assist- dwelt their forefathers for two hundred and 
ant to the city land surveyor, George B. more years. These dau^tere, the Mieees Sa- 
Wheeler. He remained there until January, bra and Lydia Daggett Peck, are descendants 
1881, when he entered the employ of the At- in the eighth generation from Joseph Peck, the 
lantic & Pacific (now a part of the Santa Fe) American settler, who was descended in the 
Railroad Company on the line between Al- twenty-first generation from John Peck, of 
buquerque. N. Mex., and "The NeedleS" at Belton, Yorkshire, England. These eight gen- 
the Colorado river in Arizona. He was transit- eratious in chronological order and s<»ne^at 
man in the location of the road across Arizona, in detail follow. . 

division engineer in charge of constmction, and (I) Joseph Peck, son of Bobert, of Hingham, 

for six months assistant in charge of the field County of Norfolk, England, with his wife, 

engineering work on the entire lepgth of the three sons, one daughter, two menservants ani 

road, a distance of 560 miles. Hetuming to three maidservants, came to New England in 

New Bedford in May, 1884, he was elected city 1638, in the ship "Diligent" of Ipswich. He 

land surveyor, and held that office until May, settled at Hingham, Mass., removing seven years 

1893. He was also superintendent of the board later to Seekonk. Mr. Peck was a leading man 

of public works from the formation of the at Hingham. He was deputy to the General 

board in 1889 until 1895, and at the same time Court in 1639, 1640, 1641 and 1642. He was 

served as city forester and superintendent of also one of the selectmen, justice of the peace, 

parks. Mr. Drake has successfully practiced assessor, etc. In 1641 he was one of the prin- 

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incorporated ae the town of Rehoboth, Mase. born Feb. 38, 1695 (or 1696), settled upon the 

After his removal to Seekonk hia name con- bomestead, where he lived, and where he died 

tinuallj appears upon the recorde of the town, in 1753. He married Elizabeth Carder, and 

in the management of its affairs until his age their chiidreQ were: Mary, Mary (i), Heze- 

precluded him from such duties. His death kiah, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jonathan (3), Jo- 

-occurred Dec. 33, 1663, when he was in the seph, Hannah, Nicholas and Nicholas (2). 

seventy-first year of his age. Mr, Peck was (V) Hezekiah Peck (3), son of Hezekiah 

"twice married, his first wife being Rebecca (2), born May 7, 1732, married Ann Skinner, 

Clark, to whom he was married in 1617 in daughter of Thomas Skinner, of Mansfield, 

Hingham, England. His children were : Anna, Mass. Mr. Peck remained on the homestead, 

Rebecca, Joseph, John, Nicholas, Samuel, Na- where he lived and died, his death occurring 

thaniel and Israel. Oct. 14, 1775. His wife died June 14, 183i!, 

(II) Nicholas Peck, son of Joseph, bom in in her eighty-ninth year. Their children were : 
England, and baptized there April 9, 1630, Hezekiah, born May 22, 1755; Henry, Dec. 10, 
«ame to this country with his father in 1638. 1756; Anna, Dec. 7, 1761; Jonathan, July Zd-, 
He removed with the family from Hingham, 1769. 

Mase,, to Seekonk in 1645. H& married (first) (VI) Jonathan Peck, son of Hezekiah (3), 
Mary Winchester, eldest daughter of Alexander bom July 39, 1769, married Sabra Capron, 
Winchester, and after his marriage settled in daughter of Joseph Capron. Mr. Peck re- 
~the southeastern part of Seekonk, Maes., where mained on the homestead of his ancestors, 
he lived and died. He took an active part in pub- where he lived and died, highly respected, pass- 
lie affairs, was frequently assessor and select- ing away Feb. 9, 1850. Mrs. Peck died Nov. 
man. He was chosen deputy to the General 2, 1853. Their children were: Capron, bora 
Court at Plymoifth in 1669. He was also Feb, 4, 1797; Willard, Feb. 19, 1801 (died 
elected deputy for each successive year from young) ; Hezekiah, July 11, 1807 (died 
1677 to 1690, excepting in the years 1687 and young) ; and Lattimer, Dec. 4, 1815 (also died 
1688, when the town elected no deputies. He young). 

was respectively ensign, lieutenant and captain. (VII) Capbon Peck, son of Jonathan, fcom 

He died May 27, 1710. His wife Mary died Feb. 4, 1797, married June 21, 1884, Lydia, 

Nov. 6, 1657. His second wife, whose Chris- daughter of Hon, Ebenezer Daggett, of Attle- 

tian name was Rebecca, died Nov. 2, 1704. boro, Mass.,>a member of one of the old and 

His children, perhaps all excepting the eldest prominent families of the town. The children 

born to the second marriage, were : Joseph, of Mr. and Mrs. Capron Peck were : Sabra, 

John, Hezekiah, Mary, Jonathan, Nicholas and bora April 4, 1825; Sally Maxcy, bora Oct. 

Elisha. 12, 1826; Joseph Capron, born April 12, 1828, 

(III) Hezekiah Peck, son of Nicholas, born who died April 3, 1829; Jonathan Maxcy, bom 
April 1, 1662, married Deborah Cooper. He Nov. 25, 1829; Lydia Daggett, born Feb. 2, 
.at first settled near his father. He sold lands 1833, who died Feb. 23, 1834 ; a son born Feb. 
there in July, 1705, and thereafter lived for a 17, 1834, who died the same day; Ebenezer 
time in Swansea, and then removed to Attle- Daggett, born May 22, 1835, who died Dec. 
Iwro, Mass., and settled where his son, his 26, 1841; John McClellan, bora May 28, 1837, 
grandson, his great-grandson and his great- who died Aug. 14, 1838; John Daggett, bora 
great-grandson have since lived and died. Forty July 12, 1838, who died Sept, 2, 1839 ; George 
jears ago the farm was owned by the late Capron. bora Oct. 21, 1840, who died Feb. 21, 
Capron Peck, who sustained the kinship last 1841; Mary Isadora, bora April 15, 1842, who 
mentioned; and a part of it is still in the pos- died May 10, 1852; and Lydia Daggett (2), 
session of his children, two of whom are still born Feb. 3, 1844. It will be noted that of the 
living in Attlehoro. Thus the farm has been large family of children only four lived to 
in the family for two hundred years and mtfre. maturity. Capron Peck and his moat excel- 
Its location is perhaps half a mile northwest lent wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of 
from the railroad station. Hezekiah Peck died their wedding in June, 1874. 

Aug. 9, 1723, and Mrs. Peck March 5, 1730, Capron Peck was a farmer, and for a period 

and they were buried near his residence, the was identified with the industry of cotton man- 

^lace afterward becoming the family burial ufacturing at Attleboro Falls. He lived his 

ground. Their children were: Deborah, Ju- long, useful life in Attleboro, much of it being 

■dith, Hannah, Hezekiah, Rachel, John, Petron- passed in the old Peck home referred to in the 

■eila and Parthenia. foregoing, where had lived his ancestors for 

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hotise in which in after years lived H. N. Dag- tended school, later graduating from the State 

gett. Later, in 1854, he bought the property normal school at Bridgewater, Mass., after 

on the comer of North Main and Sanford which she taught school in Attleboro, Mans- 

Btreets, Attleboro, in which he resided until field and Seekonk, Mass., and in the State of 

called to his reward. He was active and prom- Illinois. She returned home, where she died 

inent in the work of the church and parish, June 23, 1897. She was a woman of talent,. 

and as well in all things which affected the wel- of artistic taste and temperament, and her lov- 

fare of the people of the community and the able disposition had endeared her to all who 

best interests of the town. He held various were within the radiance of her .smile, 

local offices. The life of bis wife, too, was one (VIII) Ltdia Dagoett Peck, youngest 

full of good works and deeds of alms as well as daughter of Capron, attended the public 

one full of years. In the strongest sense of schools of Attleboro and a select school in 

the word a good "woman, such a Christian life Providence. Like her sister she became a 

as was hers is a blessing to the community in teacher, first in Attleboro, later in Taunton 

which it ifl lived. "Sweet, gentle, motherly, and Pawtucket, winning a high reputation for 

all who knew her loved her, young and old. efficiency and devotion to her calling. She is 

Unselfish and loving in her nature, she was now devoting her time to the care of the family 

forgetful of herself and mindful of others, estate in Attleboro. With her sister she resides 

She did her duty quietly, she bore her every in the old home, and they are both esteemed 

sorrow silently; when these were all done and greatly in the community where they are so 

the last blow of bereavement decreed had fallen well known. They attend the Congregational 

upon her aged head, one by one the loosened Church. 
cords binding her to earth gave way, and soon 

with her gentle calmness she passea on to the ENDS HA WES REYNOLDS, late of Brock- 
other world." Capron Peck died in September, ton, where for a number of years he was sue- 
1874, at his home in Attleboro, Mass., aged cessfully engaged in the manufacture of shoes, 
seventy-seven years, seven months, three days, for over twenty years was a faithful and con- 
His wife passed away there Feb. 2, 1882, aged scientious member of the board of water com- 
seventy-nine years, three months, sixteen days, missioners of the city, and had also served his 
and both were buried in the old lurk cemetery, native town and city in various other positions 

(VIII) Jonathan Maxcy Peck, the only of honor and trust, was one of that city's hon- 

son of Capron and Lydia (Daggett) Peck who ored and respected citizens. Mr. Reynolds was 

reached maturity, was bom Nov. 25, 1829, in bom March 12, 1834, in North Bridgewater, 

Attleboro, Mass., and passed his early life now Brockton, son of Edwin and Hannah 

chiefly at home, in preparation for life's work (May) Reynolds, of North Bridgewater, and 

and variously occupied. During the period of a direct descendant of Nathaniel Reynolds, 

the Civil war he was in the employ of the gov- Esq., who became one of the earliest settlers 

ernment at different places. Much of his after of the North Parish of Bridgewater. The 

life was passed in the South and West, his history of this branch of the Reynolds family 

delicate state of health and constitution mak- follows, the generations, beginning with the 

ing it necessary for him to seek a less rigorous emigrant ancestor of the family, being given 

climate than that of New England. Latterly in chronological order. 

he became interested in cattle raising in the (I) Robert Reynolds appears in Boston a» 

far West. He died at the old home in Attle- early as 1632, and was undoubtedly there about 

horo, while on a visit, Sept. 21, 1881. He mar- 1630. He joined the church there Aug. 10, 

ried Medora E. Wack, of Oberlin, Ohio, and 1634. He is believed to have been bom in 

had two children, Dorsey Maxcy, who died at England. He is mentioned Sept. 3, 1634, as 

the age of three years ; and Mary Lydia, who a shoemaker and freeman. Soon thereafter 

lives at Oberlin, Ohio, with her mother. he removed to Watertown, and finally went with 

(VIII) Sabra Peck, daughter of Capron, his brother John to Wethersfield, Conn., beii^ 

was educated in the public schools of Attle- dismissed March 29, 1636, by the church to- 

boro, and at Norton Seminary. Her life was form a church in Wethersfield. He, however, 

given to the care of her parents, to whom she soon returned to Boston, and there passed the 

was greatly devoted. She and her sister, Lydia rest of his life, dying April 27, 1659. The' 

Daggett Peck, now reside at the old home in Christian name of his wife was Mary. She 

Attleboro died Jan. 18, 1663. Their children, all be- 

(VIII) Sally Maxct Peck, daughter of lieved to have been born in England, were-' 

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Tabitha, married to Matthew Abdy ; Sarah, and they had sons Nathaniel, bom March 19, 
who married Robert Mason; and Mary, mar- 1718, and Thomas, bom Feb. 25, 1719. The 
ried to Bichard Sanger. father died in Boston, Oct. 29, 1719, and his 
(II) Capt. Nathaniel Beynolds, son of Bob- _ widow moved to her native town of Bridge- 
ert, bom about 1637 in England, came when water, Mass., taking her two sons with her. 
a child to New Engl,and with his parents. (V) Nathaniel Beynolds (4), son of Nath- 
He became a freeman in 1665; was a shoe- aniel (3), was born March 19, 1718, in Boston, 
maker. In a record dated Chelmsford, Feb. in the same house where Benjamin Franklin 
25, 1676, he was called captain, probably for was bora in 1706. He married in 1739 Han- 
service in King Philip's war. [Professor nah Hartwell, daughter of Samuel Hartwell. 
Monro, of Brown IJniveiBity, says in his His- Their children were! Philip, bom Sept. 19, 
tory of Bristol (1880) that Nathaniel Bey- 1740, married Hannah Packard; and Jonas, 
nolds was a member of the Artillery Company, bom Jan. 28, 1742, married Anna Perkins, 
and did good service in the Indian war as The mother of these children died Aug. 12, 
captain of a company under Colonel Church.] 1742, and he married (second) June 14, 1744, 
He removed to Bristol (now Rhode Island) in Mary Tolman, daughter of Thomas, of Stough- 
1680 and was recognized in the first town meet- ton, Mass. The children of the second mar- 
ing there. He became one of the principal riage were: Timothy, bora 1746, who mar- 
men of the town. He married (first) Nov. 30, ried Rebecca; Hannah, bora 1750, who mar- 
1657, the ceremony being performed by Gov. ried William Packard; Mary, bom 1754, who 
John Endicott, Sarah, daughter of- John married Deacon Ebenezer Packard; Nathaniel, 
Dwight, of Dedliam. She died July 8, 1663, bom 1757, who married Bethiah Keith; David, 
and he married (second) PriaciUa, daughter bom 1759; Silence, bora 1760; Jonathan, , 
of Peter Brackett, a well-to-do tradesman of bora 1764, who married Anna Thayer; and 
Boston. He had three children by his first Cynthia, bom 1769. Nathaniel Reynolds and 
wife and eight by his second. He died at his brotlier Thomas were the first of the name 



Bristol July 10, 1708. His children were 
Sarah, bom July 26, 1659, married John Fos- 
dick; Mary, bom Nov. 20, 1660, died young: 
Nathaniel was bom March 3, 1662-63; John^ 
Aug. 4, 1668; Peter, Jan. 26, 1670; Philip, 
Sept. 15, 1674; Joseph, Dec. 29, 1676; Han- 
nah, Jan. 15, 1683 (married Samuel Boyall) 
Mary, in 1684 (married Nathaniel Woodbury) 
Benjamin, May 10, 1686 ; Buth, Dec. 9, 1688 



in North Bridge water, coming hither about 
the same time and settling at the West Shares, 
of Northwest Bridgewater. Nathaniel after- 
ward with his second wife and five youngest 
children moved to Yassalboro, Maine. He died 
in Sidney, Maine, Nov. 26, 1807. 

(VI) Jonas Reynolds, son of Nathaniel (4), 
was born Jan. 28, 1743. In 1768 he married 
Anna Perkins, daughter of Luke Perkins, and 



(married Josiah Gary). their children were: Anna, bom 1769, who 

(III) Nathaniel Reynolds (8), son of Capt. married Josiah Perkins, Jr.; Jonas, Jr., bom 
Nathaniel, bom March 3, 1663-63, lived in Sept. 38, 1772, who married Rebecca Hay- 
Boston, and there died prior to 1717, The ward; Isaac, bora 1774, who married Mehita- 
Christian name of his wife was Ruth, and ble Ford; John Perkins, bom 1781, who 
she died Sept. 19, 1716. He was the father married Fally Wales; David Perkins, who mar- 
of nine children, names and dates of birth ried Sarah Bartlott; Jonathan, who died un- 
as follows : Sarah, born Oct. 25, 1687, mar- married ; and Polly, who married Isaac French, 
ried Robert Young; Ruth, bom Sept. 11, 1689, Jonas Reynolds, the father, died Aug. 5, 1795, 
died March 16, 1693; Mary, born Aug. 21,. and his widow married (second) Deacon Elijah 
1691, married Edward Marion; Nathaniel, Snell. in 1798. She died April 20, 1800. 
born Jan. 14, 1694, married Mary Snell ; John, (VII) Isaac Reynolds, son of Jonas, was 
bora March 89, 1696, married Anna Blanch; born April 33, 1774, in the northwest part 
Ebenezer, bora in June, 1699, died July 39, of North Bridgewater, and died March 15, 
1701 ; Philip, bora Mav 13, 1701, died Dec. 1850, in his native town. On Dec. 23, 1805, 
27, 1727; Ruth (2), bora Sept. 1, 1704, died he married Mehitable Ford, daughter of Mark 
June 22, 1721; Naomi, bora Oct. 27, 1706, Ford, and their children were: PoUy, who 
married Samuel Ridgeway. married Albert Reed, of Abington, Mass.; Ed- 

(IV) Nathaniel Reynolds (3), son of Nath- win, who married Hannah May; Nahum, who 
aniel (2), born Jan. 14, 1694, in Boston; married Mary R. Richmond, of Halifax, Mass. ; 
was a shoemaker, as were his father and grand- Benjamin Franklin, who married Laura P. 
father. He married, Jan. 27, 1717, Mary Reynolds, of Auburn, Maine; Sibil, who mar- 
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Mass. ; Fidelia Williams, vho died aged twenty- of Ellas Howe) installed in the town. He 

one years; and Orren, who died in infancy. engaged in the manufacture of shoes for about 

(VIII) Edwin .Reynolds, son of Isaac, was forty years, and retired in 1896. His product 
bom Aug. 8, 1808, in North Bridgewater, bore tiie name of E. H. Reynolds, and had a 
where he died Feb. 15, ISO?. He was a boot- _bigh reputation for quality. 

maker and cordwainer, taking the stock home ' Mr. Reynolds was always interested in pab- 
and making up the boots in a shop at the rear lie affairs. He served on the school committee 
of his house. In politics he was a stanch and as auditor; was a member of the first 
Democrat "of the old school. On May 38, 1833, board of aldermen elected by the city of Brock- 
he married Hannah May, daughter of John ton, serving in 1883 ; was a member of the 
and Dorothy (Littie&eld) May, of East Stough- board of water commissioners for twenty years 
ton, now Avon, Mass., and later of North up to the time of his death, and for many years 
Bridgewater, where John May became a mem- chairman of the board ; in 1886-87 was a mem- 
ber of Capt. Neheraiah Lincoln's company, do- her of the State Legislature ; and was once 
ing service in the war of 1813. To Mr. and or twice the Democratic candidate for mayor. 
Mrs. Reynolds were bom ifliildren as follows: While in the Legislature he worked energetic- 
Enos Hawes, mentioned below ; Clarissa, bom ally for the passage of the weekly payment bill, 
1838, who died 1839; and Clarissa May, born which has proved such a blessing t» the work- 
May 11, 1841, who died unmarried, ing class. He was also instrumental in put- 

(IX) Enos Hawes Reynolds, son of Edwin ting through the law for the furnishing of free 
and Hannah (May) Reynolds, was bom March textbooks to school children. At the time of 
12, 1834, in North Bridgewater, now Brock- his death resolutions were adopted by the board 
ton, on what is now North Main street, in the of water comraissioners as follows : 

house which was bought by his grandfather, j^ Memoriam 

John May, in 1804, and was used for a tavern, „ „ 

it containing at that time the largest public ^""^ "■ ^^^o^"^- 

hall in the town. This Mr. Reynolds replaced ChairmM of this Board aince JiinuaT7, 18B6, passed 

with the modem home he occupied until his ^^^^ suddenly, March 16th, 1906. 

death. His schooling was begun in the dis- His audd«n death was a great shock to the other 

trict schools of his native town, after which "^Z^".^™*,^/^.!.. ™.i««"^r.K''^*R^^ !^ 

, ,.,,,- - T> 1.1- I J 1 close, his presence at the meetinf^ ei this iMMTd so 

he attended the Loomis Brothers Academy at const*nt, and hia interest in all that pertained to the 

North Bridgewater, and still later epent about Department so great, that it seemed hard indeed to 

one year as a student at Jenks' Academy, at reali™ that he had gone. 

Middleboro, in 1851. He then took up shoe- /„,w„^''J!SM„f*r^?^f~l'.I^"* ^^'°' 

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making, hrst working for Howard & h rench, Whkbeas. It hag pleased an all wise and beneBcent 



and then for William E. Leonard. At the age Heavenlj Father to summon from his earthlr labon 

of twenty-three he decided to engage in busi- °'»'" a«»>ei«te and chairman, Enos H. Reynolds: 

„e»= for him»H, .nd he b^^ work, „»„g the ^^STS J^U^r.^^pil'tS, 'X p". 

Shop at tne rear of trie tiome formerly used ^xity above self, and was ever loyal to hia oath of 

by his father. His business venture began in office; 

1867 — the year of business depression — and he Beeolved, ITiat this Board loses a member who has 
did all the work himself, even to carrying the P""!^^ 7i,"^^ deliberations for more thantwentr 
, . I, . J ii- ti_ mi.- 1 years, with dignity and a desurn and purpose to 
shoes to Boston and selling them. This scarcely cooperate in every measure which promised to pro- 
made him a living, but the fact that he mote the interests of the City and the welfare and 
did make even a scant living in that year em- comfort of the people; 

boldened him to go ahead, and he hired ton ,^ '^Z'^^'J^"}' '^"V ""'. '«'^, «'™P»n'onship «id 

, , 1? a * 11. J friendship, we can join with the family m their 

or twelve men, the end of the second year gorrow and with them moura hia loss. We tender 

showing a profit of $1,500, In 1865 he be- them our heartfelt sympathy; 

came associated with Henry Parks and S, Gard- Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon 

ner Jones, under the fiim name of Reynolds, *''*"~^'^' "^^ *^?K^r"4„*? ^^^.'^"rtii!^'"'- 
Ti 1 a. A mi_ - jj ji * T> [Bigned] Frakcis B. Qabok^, 
Parks & Co. This continued four years. Be- Horace Kikoman. 
fore the formation of this company Mr, Rey- 
nolds had made boots only, but the new firm Mr, Reynolds was for many years a tmstee 
added the making Of shoes, and a year or two of the Brockton Savings Bank, and was a mem- 
later a gang room was establishtd, the value ber of the board of investment at the tjme of 
of doing the work in the factory having been his death. Fraternally he was a thirty-second 
fnlly demonstrated. Mr. Reynolds had one degree Mason. He was a member of Paul 
of tiie first stitching machines (the invention Revere Lodge, A. F. & A. M., which he joined 



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in 1861, and of which he was past master; reportorial staff of the Boston Globe, and re- 

Satucket Chapter, H. A. M. ; Brockton Council, sides in Brighton, Mass. ; he married May Mor- 

R. & S. M.; Bay State Commandery, K. T. gan, of Newton Centre, Mass., and they hare 

(charter member) ; and Boston Consistory. He two children, Miriam, bom in June, 1906, and 

was a constant attendant of the Poiier Congre- Dorothy May, bom in December, 1907. 

gational Church, which church Mrs. Reynolds Mrs. Emily Jane Reynolds died at her home 

also attended, and was liberal in support of its in Brockton, March 9, 1911, in the sizty-eighth 

good works. He was interested in all charita- year of her age. A resident of Montello for 

ble and benevolent movements, but w^s averse nearly fifty years, she was one of the best 

to haying his donations made known to the known women in the North End, having been 

public. one of the founders of the Wales Home for 

The Brockton Times, of March 17, 1909, Aged Women, a member and faithful worker 
said : "Once more the city is called upon to of the Boston Congregational Church, and, 
monm the loss of a man whose life was passed though devoted to her home and family, in< 
here, and who has been prominently associated terested in all that concerned women in the 
with town and city affairs, and was one of its broader activities outside of the home circle, 
pioneer manufacturers in fte industry that has sympathizing with and encouragii^ any move- 
since made the city celebrated the nation over, ment which promised to contribute to the gen- 
Ko man in the city commanded more respect eral welfare. I 
than did Water Commissioner Reynolds, and 

when the announcement was made of his sud- SAMUEL CROCKER LOVELL, a lifelong 

den death yesterday morning, many were the resident of Mansfield, and one of her most 

words of regret expressed at the loss sustaiued, prominent and respected citizens, is of the 

and of sympathy for those whose lives are seventh generation of the Lovell family from 

placed in the shadows of bereavement." the American ancestor, Robert Lovell, from 

The Enterprise of the same date said : "He whom hie descent ia through James, James 
was not ostentatious in any way, and seemed (2), Isaac, David and Samuel Lovell, which 
to accept what came to him in official honors generations are given herewith in detail, 
in a very modest manner, and never sought (I) Robert lovell at the age of forty years 
a pose in a limelight. Enos H. Reynolds was came from Weymouth, England, to Weymouth, 
a very solid man, and did not try to be con- Mass., with the company of Joseph Hull, in 
spicuous on every possible occasion. He was 1635. He brought with him his wife Eliza- 
frank, genial, honest, conscientious and incor- beth, aged thirty-five years, and five children, 
ruptible as an individual and as an official." viz. : Anne, Zaceheus, John, and Ellen and 

On Nov. 19, 1862, Mr. Reynolds married James (twins). 
Emily Jane Peets, who was bom Aug. 15, 1843, (II) James Lovell, son of Robert and Eliza- 
in Randolph, Mass., daughter of William and beth, married Jane, and had eight children: 
Hqizabeth (Howard) Peets, of Randolph, Deborah, James, Hannah, Enoch, Mary, John, 
Mass., and a direct descendant of several of Elizabeth and Joseph. By his second wife, 
the illustrious Pilgrim fathers, among them Anna, he had one daughter, Anna. 
Miles Standish, John Alden and Gov. William (III) James Lovell (S), son of James, bora 
Bradford, of Plymouth Colony. To Mr. and March 7, 1667 (or 1677), married Elizabeth, 
Mrs. Reynolds were bom children as follows: daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Poole, and 
(1) Erwin Edgar, bom Dec. 80, 1863, was had seven children, James, Jane, Enoch, Jo- 
associated with his father in the manufacture geph, David, Samuel and Ipsac. 
of shoes until the tatter's retirement, and is fIV) Tnaac Lovell, son of James and Eliza- 
now coimected with the W. L. Douglas Shoe beth (Poole), of Weymouth, Mass., married 
Company. He married Charlotte Swain, of Jan. 12, 1738, Judith, daughter of Seth and 
Brockton. (2) Etta May, horn July 3, 1870, Sarah (Thayer) Dorman, of Norton, Mass., 
married Harry W. Cook, of Dorchester, Mass. and settled in Mansfield. His children were: 
(3) Elva Howard, bora July 6, 1875, mar- Judith. BUenor, Isaac, Seth, David and Judith 
ried Prank Killam, instructor of the Y. M. C. (2). Isaac Lovell was one of the minute men 
A., at Brockton, and they have two children, who marched on the I^exingf on ■ alarm, April 
Howard Reynolds, bom in November, 1900, 19, 1775, his son Isaac marching on an alarm 
and Frank Killam, Jr., bom in December, in Rhode Island in 1776, and his son Seth also 
1905. (4) Estelle Langdon, born Sept. 23, serving in the Revolution. 
1876, is a public school teacher in Brockton. (V) David Lovell, son of Isaac and Judith 
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White, by whom he had three children, Vage- 
zatha, Amasa and Samuel. 

(VI) Samuel Lovell, eoq of David and 
E!eziah (White), was a prominent farmer of 
Mansfield. He married June 16, 1823, Mary 
Bichmoud, and had nine children, viz. : Jason, 
Alfred, Mary Ann, George, Isaac, Emily, 
Eliza, Samuel C. and Susan E. 

(VII) Samuel Crocker Lovell, son of Sam- 
uel and Mary (Richmond), was born in Mans- 
, field Sept. 19, 1839. Hie education was ac- 
quired in the commou schools of Mansfield and 
at the Peirce Academy of Jtfiddleboro, Mass. 
In 1854 he left the farm and secured a posi- 
tion as clerk in a general etore at Foxboro, 
Mass., where he eerved in that capacity until 
1858, and then took, a position as clerk with 
his brother Isaac Lovell in the grocery and 
provision business at Mansfield. He remained 
■with him until 1859, when he became clerk in 
the dry goods store of J. S. Rounds & Co., 
Taunton, where he was employed until May 
1, 1861. On Sept. 5, 1861, he enlisted in Com- 
pany I, Ist MassachuBetts Cavalry, and was 
mustered into the United States service Sept. 
14, 1861. With his regiment he went to Hil- 
ton Head, S, C, for the purpose of regimental 
drill, and was appointed Jan. 13, 1863, cor- 
poral of his company, on Aug. 16, 1862, being 
appointed company commissary sergeant. He 
took part in a skirmish at Pocotaligo, S. C, 
Aug. 27, 1863; reenlisted as a veteran Jan, 9, 
1864, in same company and regiment, and 
Feb. 6, 1864, went on an expedition to Jack- 
sonville, Fla.; Feb. 20, 1864, took part in the 
battle of Olnstee, Fla., where his horse was 
shot under him ; was on skirmish patrol and 
picket duty until April 29, 1864, when he was 
granted a thirty-days furlough to visit his 
home. He rejoined his regiment at City 
Point, Va., finding Companies I, K, L and M 
of his regiment had been consolidated with 
the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry, 34th Corps, 
Army of Virginia. On June 14, 1864, he was ap- 
pointed duty sergeant of Company I ; Aug. 23, 

1864, appointed orderly sergeant of Company 
K; Sept. 12, 1864, appointed regimental com- 
missary sergeant; Nov. 15, 1864, commisBioned 
second lieutenant of Company K ; Dec. 5, 1864, 
consigned to Company F for dutv in the field 
tintil the last siege of Petersburg and Rich- 
mond; was in command of escort Companies 
K and F, for General Gibbons, from April 3, 

1865, until the surrender at Appomattox, April 
9, 1865; April 12, 1865, escorted General Lee 
and staff from the field of surrender part way 
to Richmond; July 13, 1865, was commissioned 
£rst lieutenant and transferred to Company 



B, Sept. 19, 1865, and from that period served 
on the Freedmen's Bureau, until he was hon- 
orably discharged and mustered out of the serv- 
ice Not. 14, 1865, at Richmond, Va. ; on 
Jan. 1, 1866, he started in the grocery and pro- 
vision busineBs with his brother Isaac at Mans- 
field, Massi, under the firm name of I. & S. C. 
Lovell, which partnership existed until Jan. 
1, 1870, when they dissolved, Isaac taking the 
meat business and Samuel the grocery, in 
which lie continued until 1893. In 1873 he 
added a shoe department and conducted both 
lines successfully until 1909, when he retired 
from business. He served as postmaster of 
Mansfield from 1871 to 1886. 

On Dec. 16, 1870, Mr. Ijovell was married 
to Alice J., daughter of Horace and Mary Ann 
(Bounds). Cleale, of Taunton, and has one 
son, Willard C, who resides at SomerviUe, 
Mass., where he is engaged as a teacher of 
music and as a piano and organ tuner; he has 
been twice married, (first) to Annie M. Al- 
drich and (second) to Inez L. Dorr. 

For fifty-six years Mr. Samuel C. Lovell has 
kept a diary of daily events which contains 
many interesting details. He is a member of 
the M. E. Church and in politics is a stanch 
Republican. 

When Mr. Lovell was at Camp Readville, 
Mass., following his enlistment, there were 
brought into the. camp some Canadian horses, 
among which was a black horse, aged about 
eight years, which they named "Billy." Mr, 
Lovell was the first in camp to ride him. The 
animal was taken South, and during the four 
years of the war Mr. Lovell rode him at dif- 
ferent times, always finding him very gentle, 
though for some riders he proved unmanage- 
able. After the surrender at Appomattox 
Mr. Lovell learned of the presence of this horse 
there and purchasing it from the department 
brought it to his home in Mansfield. He be- 
came very much attached to the intelligent 
animal and it to him. He rode "Old Billy" 
one time as grand marshal during the largest 
Decoration Day parade ever Been in Mansfield, 
The horse survived the war about sixteen years 
and remained in the possession of Mr. Ijovell 
until its death. 

JOHN F. MAKINSON, who is now living 
retired at Attleboro Palls, Bristol county, is one 
of the oldest surviving jewelry manufacturers 
in that section of the State of Massachusetts. 
Mr. Makinson is a native of Rhode Island, bora 
at Slatersviile, in what is now the town of 
North Smithfield, Providence county. 

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sod its members have made their home in this Briggs. A full record of the Briggs family 
country for over a century. Hoah Makinson, appears in this work. Mrs. Makineon mar- 
the first of this line to come to the New World, ried (second) David Wilmarth, whom she sur- 
was a native of Bolton, England, bom in 1772, vlved, dying at the home of her eon, Charles 
son of John and Grace (Marsden) Makinson. E. Makinson, in Attleboro Falls, Oct. 14, 1889 ; 
He learned the trade of weaver in his native she is buried in Mount Hope cemetery. The 
home and married there in 1802 Alice Taylor, following children were bom to Mr. and Mrs. 
who was bom July 11, 1779, daughter of John John Makinson: Amy Ann, bom Oct. 5, 1834, 
And Mary (Nuttell) Taylor. Six children died Kov. 22, 1836; John F., bora Feb. 6, 
were bom to this union, the first four in 1838,' is mentioned below; William Henry, 
England, viz.: Ann, bom Nov. 16, 1804, who bora at Bristol, R. I., June 3, 1840, resided 
^ed Dec. 17, 1S73, unmarried; John, bora in Anselmo.'^Cal., where he died June 85, 
■ Dec- 4, 1806; Mary, horn April -31, 1809, who 1911 {he married Maria Read) ; James E., 
married Jan. 1, 1834, Henry Gridley, and bora July 29, 1844, died June 7, 1845; 
died May 9, 1861; James, bora Aug. 4, 1811, Charles E., bom Nov. 21, 1846, in Bristol, 
who married Dec. 27, 1844, Elizabeth Walls, died at Attleboro Falls Oct. 20, 1908 (he 
and died Jan. 5, 1871; Hannah, bora Sept. married Harriet Wilmarth). 
18, 1814, at Slatersville, E. I., who married John F. Makinson was but eleven years old 
July 11, 1844, Samuel Lyon, and died May when his father died, before which be attended 
23, 1887; and Martha, bora Feb. 7, 1818, the district school of Bristol. The family re- 
who married Feb. 22, 1844, Samuel Buck, and moved to Attleboro Falls in November, 1849, 
died April 6, 1880. and he immediately began to learn the jewelry 
Noah Makinson, father of the above family, business with J. J. & B. S. Freeman. In 
came to the States in 181 ]» and was engaged those days he received three cents an hour, 
as overseer in the weaving room at Slaters- Later he worked for other manufacturers until 
ville, R. I., for Samuel Slater, who conducted 1861, when the Civil war broke out and he 
a large cotton factory at that place. He was enlisted in the 7th Massachusetts Regiment, 
joined by his family a year later. The vessel as a musician in the regimental baud, and was 
on which his wife and children came to Amer- at the battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks and 
ica in 1812 was chased by thb British but es- the Seven Days' Fight, He was discharged in 
caped. They made their home in Slatersville 1862, .by the act of Congress which discharged 
until about 1830, when the family went to all regimental bands. After returning home he 
Pennsylvania, making the journey by ox team continued in the jewelry business and in 1881 
from Rhode Island and settling down to farm- formed a partnership with Walter G. Clark, 
ing at Leraysville, Bradford county, where under the firm name of W. G, Clark & Co., 
Mr. Makinson spent the remainder of bis life, manufacturing jewelers, this association coo- 
There he died Dec. 2, 1854, at the age of tinning for a period of fourteen years, the bnsi- 
eighty-two years. His wife died Feb. 22, 1835, ness lining located at Robinsonville. In Feb- 
a^ fifty-six years. ruary, 1895, he sold out his interest to his 
John Makinson, son of Noah and Alice partner and retired from other business, after 
(Taylor) Makinson, was bora in Bolton, Eng- an active life of forty-five years in the jewelry 
land, Dec. 4, 1806, and was but six years old line. Mr. Makinson resides on Mount Hope 
when he came to America with bis mother, street. Politically he is a Republican and has 
Locating at Slatersville, his opportunities for served as member of the hoard of commis- 
an education were limited, and he began work sioners of the electric light and water works 
in the cotton mill at an early age, learning of North Attleboro, acting as chairman of the 
tiie weaving business. In 1840 he moved with board for fourteen years, also as treasurer of 
hifl family to Bristol, B. I., and became over- the town Sinking Fund. He is a charter mem- 
seer in the weaving department of the cotton her of Whiting Post, G. A. R., and was its 
mill at that town, where he continued until commander four years. A thoroughly substan- 
his death, Nov. 23, 1849. His remains are tial man, whose solid worth has been demon- 
buried in Mount Hope cemetery, North Attle- strated in hia successful life and his services 
boro. Mr. Makinson was a Democrat in po- to his fellow men, he is esteemed by all who 
litics, in religion a Freewill Baptist. At know him. 

Slatersville, R. I., he was married by Rev. On July 15, 1861, in Attleboro, Mr. Makin- 

Heuben Allen, on Nov. 26, 1833, to Amy son married Betsey S. Wilmarth, bom June 

Rounds Briggs, bora Jan, 1, 1811, in Attle- 9, 1832, daughter of Thomas and Betsey 

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daughter, Emma Frances, who resides with her Plymouth,- had children : Richard, bom No?. 

parents. 10, 1700; Ephraim, bom Sept 1, 1703; Eben- 

ezer, bom April 14, 1705; and Benjamin, 

EVERSON (Hanson family). The name born Jan. 86, 1711. The' mother died Feb. 16, 

Everson has not been a common one or the 1716. 

family numerous in New England, yet it is (II) Richard Everson (Z), son of Richard 

one of long and honorable standing in some and Elizabeth, born Nov. 10, 1700, married 

of the towns of the Old Colony of this Com- Klarch 31, 1718, Penelope Bumpus, of Middle- 

monwealth, a continuous family here for two boro. 

hundred and more years; and from the frag- (Hi) Richard Everson (3), of Kinggton, 
mentary records found it is known to have married Oct. 30, 1750, Mrs. Averick (Church- 
allied itself by marriage with several of the ill) Standish, widow of Ebenezer Standish, . 
early Pilgrim families, Churchill, Prence and and daughter of Isaac and Susanna (I^ach) 
Cook. In the vital records of Plymouth at Churchill. Their children were: Samuel, bom 
the beginning of the eighteenth century are Sept. 33, 1751; Levi, bom March 26, 1754; 
found the families of John and Richard Ever- Martha, bom March 1, 1757; and Susannah, 
son, but of what connection — if any — and an- bom July 22, 1759 (died in May, 1761). 
' tecedents is not ascertained. In the list of (IV) Levi Everson, bom March 26, 1754, 
the inhabitants of Plympton designated at a in Kingston, married July 17, 1777, at Hali- 
meeting of the town in 1708-09 as entitled to fax, Eunice Briggs, of Halifax. He is ac- 
vote, were the names of John and Richard corded as being of Kingston at that time. 
Everson, and Richard Everson was one of the Their children were: Levi, Jr., bom in Kings- 
four inhabitants of the north part of Fly- ton; Eunice, bom Nov. 25, 1780; Averick, 
mouth, with others of Plympton and Pem- bora Oct. 13, 1782; Abigail, bora Aug. 14, 
broke, who petitioned in 1717 for a new town 1784; Sylvanus, bom June 27, 1786 (died 
— Kingston. Pembroke was earlier a part of Aug. 15, 1872; wife Lydia died May 20, 1851, 
Duxbury, and later from Pembroke came the aged fifty-eight) ; Charlotte, boro in January, 
town of Hanson; and al! of these towns, let it 1788; Samuel, bom Feb. 1, 1790; Richard, 
be remembered, were originally a part of Ply- bom Nov. 23, 1791; Martha, bom Oct, 8, 
mouth. This much in relation to these sub- 1793; Clarissa, bora Oct. 18, 1795; Dnlcina, 
divisions, inasmuch as it has a bearing on the bora May 12, 1797; and Barnabas, bom Dec. 
home of the early Eversons. 14, 1798. Mr. Everson was drowned from the 

Seth, SylvanuB (seaman), Samuel (aea- North River bridge April 5, 1800, aged forty- 
man), Samuel of Kingston (army), Levi, Jo- six years. He is credited with service in the 
seph, James of Kingston, all performed service Revolution. On Jan. 29, 1776, he enlisted as 
in the Revolution. Richard Everson, of Han- a private in Oapt. Jesse Barlow's company, 
son, served in the war of 1812. Sylvanus and which was stationed at Plymouth for the de- 
Baraabas Everson (the latter the father of fenee of the seacoast. He was a member of 
Richard A. Everson) both served as selectmen Capt. Seth Stower's company, in Colonel Rob- 
of Hanson. Of the Eversons just mentioned, ineon's regiment, the particulars of service not 
John and Richard, the family of John Everson being given. His •term of service in the first 
of Plymouth comprised children : James, bora enlistment was nine months and twenty-one 
Jan. 5, 1703; Mercy, born Jan. 30, 1705; and days. 

prgbably Elizabeth, bom Sept. 13, 1707, desig- (V) Richard Everson, bom in Pembroke 

nated as the child of John and Elizabeth, of Xov. 23, 1791, died in Hanson. He married 

Plympton. Richard Everson is the ancestor Mercy Munroe, of Pembroke, bora May 20, 

of the Hanson family of the name, which 1794, died May 29, 1880. Children, all boro 

branch it is the purpose of this article to re- in Pembroke, Mass.: (1) Mary Miller Monroe, 

view. Reference is made to the family of born Xov. 1, 1813, married George Macomber, 

Richard A. Everson, Esq., one of the sul^tan- and had Caroline Weston. (2) Fannie, bora 

tial men of his community. From the first June 23, 1816, married Josephus Bryant, of 

Richard Everson, of Plymouth, the lineage of Hannon, and had Elizabeth Ellen and Lucy 

the present Richard A. Everson, of Hanson, is Lincoln. (3) Eunice, bora Feb. 3, 1819, died 

through Richard (2), Richard (3), Levi, Rich- Sept. 1, 1903. She married (first) Nahum 

ard and Baraabas Everson. These generations Leavitt, bora Dec. 21, 1814, died May 26, 

in such detail as is obtainable and in the order 1859, and (second) Nathaniel Sprague; her 

named follow. children, all horn to the first marriage, were: 

(I) Richard Everson and wife Elizabeth, of Kimball C, bora Aug. 20, 1838 (died in in- 



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fancy) ; Sophronia, bom Oct. 11, 1839 (died 
Feb: 24, 1^64) ; Hiram, bom March 25, 1S41; 
Kimball U. (2), bom Jan. 5, 1843 (died Jan. 
6, 1843) ; Mary Ann, bom Jan. 10, 1844 (died 
in January, 1904) ; Delia A., born Jan. 26, 
1845; Emma A., bom Feb. 23, 1847; George 
E., bom May 15, 1850; and Charlotte H., bom 
Oct. 11, 1852. (4) Sophronia P. died Aug. 
2, 1835, aged fourteen years, 6ve months. (5) 
Barnabas was bom Jau. 4, 18K5. (6) George 
married Sarah Ford, of North Abington, and 
had Sarah Ella, Martha Maria aad Nellie. 
(7) Francis Nicholas is now deceased. (8) 
Margaret married George Sampson, of Han- 
son, and had George, Augusta and Lillian. 
(9) Martha died Jan. 21, 1853, aged seven- 
teen years, ten months. 

(VI) Barnabas Everson, bom in Hanson 
Jan. 4, 1825, died Feb. 22, 1896. On Aug. 
25, 1848, he married Deborah (Bates) How- 
land, of East Bridgewater, bom Sept. 4, 1819, 
died April 16, 1892, daughter of Moses and 
Deborah (Dyer) Bates, and widow of Warren 
Eowland. Mr. and Mrs. Everson both died 
. in Hanson, Mass., and are buried in Fern Hill 
cemetery. Their children were bom in Han- 
son, viz.: (1) Adelia Deborah, bom June 3, 

1849, died Nov. 30, 1867. She married Al- 
bert Howland, of Hanson, who was bom Nov. 
SO, 1847. (2) Richard A., bom Dec. 17, 

1850, is mentioned below. (3) Imogene Lil- 
lian, bom Jan- 24, 1852, married George 
Boderic McCleilan June 3, 1872, and had: 
George Cameron, bom March 5, 1873 (died 
March 25, 1879) ; Lillian, bom April 3, 1876; 
Boderic Cameron, bom Sept. 22, 1882 (mar- 
ried March 8, 1905, Edith May Ramsdell, 
bom Aug. 22, 1883; their son, Edgar Cam- 
eron, was bom March 5, 1908) ; Sherman 
Barnabas, born April 10, 1886 (married Sept. 
7, 1907, Bessie Irving Bamsdell, and has two 
daughters, Bessie Edith, bora May 16, 1908, 
and Harriet, born May 27j 1911), (4) Lucia 
died in infancy. (5) Lucius died in infancy. 

Bamabas Everson attended the district 
Bchools of HansoQ until he was sixteen years 
of age. He then learned the mason's trade, 
which he followed for a number of years, later 
learning shoemaking and following it for a 
few years. Buying a large farm of about 
three hnndred acres, he did an extensive busi- 
ness in market gardening, sending his prod- 
ucts to Abington and Brockton. While con- 
dacting his farm he bnilt a large sawmill, 
which was supplied by lumber from his own 
land. He cut box boards and manufactured 
shingles, etc., for a number of years, finally 
selling the mill to the late John Foster. He 



continued to conduct the farm up to the time 
of his death, and was always active, and well 
known throughout Plymoilth county. He was 
selectman of Hanson for a number of years, 
and also served as road surveyor. In politics 
he was a Hepublican. Mr. Everson attended 
the Baptist Church for many years, but the 
last few years of his life he embraced Spirit- 
ualism. 

(VII) BiCHARD A. EvEBSON, bom Dec. 17, 
1850, in the town of Hanson, attended the - 
district schools of the town until about seven- 
teen years of age. He leamed shoemaking in 
Abington and worked at the trade for about 
six years. Then he went into his father's 
sawmill and box board and shingle manufac- 
tory, continuing to work for his father for 
several years, during which time he also fol- 
lowed his trade of shoemaking at various in- 
tervals. Mr. Everson has long been active 
in the development of the cranberry growing 
industry, and he is a large owner of cranberry 
bogs, and a member of a number of the cran- 
berry sales companies. He also manufactures 
a cranberry picker known as the Cape Cod 
Champion Cranberry Picker, his own inven- 
tion. He is a stockholder and director of the 
New England Cranberry Sales Company. Hie 
varied interests are indicative of his enterprise 
and versatile mind, and the success he has 
made in his different undertakings sbowe his 
executive force. He was a member of the 
Unit«d American Mechanics when the -associa- 
tion was strong in this section. In political 
preference he is a Republican, in religion a 
believer in Spiritualism. 

On July 23, 1872, Mr. Everson married 
MaiT Robinson Bonney, also of a Hanson 
family, daughter of Josiah and Martha 
(Cobb) Bonney, of Hanson. She was bom 
Feb. 21, 1854. They have had four children, 
all bora iu Hanson, as follows: (1) Mary 
Ella, bom Beb. 23, 1873, married (first) 
Feb. 22, 1891, Clarence A. Ford, of Hanson, 
bora Dec. 2, 1868, and had : Sarah Bonney, 
bom Jan. 25, 1894, and George Clarence, 
bom Jan. 10, 1896. Mrs. Ford married (sec- 
ond) April 28, 1906, Edward Conroy, of 
Whitman, (2) Richard Chester, bom May 6, 
1878, married Lena Maria Hill, daughter of 
William Hill of Hanson; they have no chil- 
dren. He is in the tracking and teaming 
business. (3) Charles Russell, bora May 21, 
1886, married Oct. 22, 1907, Bertha Fletcher 
Monroe, daughter of John Monroe, of Han- 
son, and they have one son, Russell Monroe, 
bom Feb. 22, 1911. (4) Martha Deborah was 
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GARDNER. (I) Samuel Gardner, of New- Carr, both of New Port in ye Collony of Rhoad 

port, the progenitor of the Swansea family of Island to be my executors of this my last will 

that name, removed in 168? to Freetown, & testiment & doe give them my sd executors 

Mass., and in 1693 bought, in partnerahip with full power to actt & doe as they shall see fitt 

Ralph Chapman, of Ebenezer Brenton, a farm to be done for ye benifitt of my above sd chil- 

at Mattapoisett (now Gardner's Neck), South dren be itt to sell lett or dispose of any taianor 

Swansea, where he died Dec. 8, 1696. He mar- of way whatsoever. 

ried Elizabeth, widow of James Brown, and "I do further giv them full power if they se 

daughter of Robert Carr of Newport. She was cause to sell partt or all of my farme I now 

living at the time of hie death. Their children live on being ye half part of ye neck of land 

were : Elizabeth, bora in 1684, died Sept. 34, called MatapoySett att Swansey in New Eng- 

1754 (she married Edward Thurston, of New- land. 

port, R, I., Jan. 16, 1699) ; Samuel was bom "In testimony wherof I ye sd Samuell Gard- 

Oct. 28, 1685; Martha, born Nov. 16, 1686, ner hath hereunto set my hand & efiied my 

died Oct. 27, 1763 (she married March 23, seal this twenty-eighth year of ye Rain of our 

1704, Hezekiah Luther, who died Nov. 2, 1765, Sovarain "Lor' William ye third King over 

of smallpox) ; Patience, bom Oct. 31, 1687, England Scotland France & Ireland Mender 

married Thomas Cranston; Sarah, born Nov. of ye faith &e. 

1, 1692, married Samuel Lee. The will of "Samuell Gardner, Seal, 

Samuel Gardner read as follows: "In the name Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of 
of God, Amen, I, Samuel Gardner, of ye towne James Cole — 

of Swansey in ye Collony of ye Massachusetts James Brown — 

in New England and America, being very sick 'M.' T. Cole — 

& wake in body but of good & perfect memory The X Mark 

doth declare this prest. instrument to be my Joanna 'Conant' 

last will and testament. The X mark of Mary Earle." 

"Impris. I give & bequeth my soul into ye "The above written will being not legally 

hands of Almighty God my Creator & Re- proved in regard the witnesses cannot swear 

deemer & my body to ye earth from whence itt that the testator was of sound memory and of 

came to be decenuy buried according to ye die- well disposing minde but upon their oath have 

cretion of my executors hereafter named & for according to their apprehensions declared the 

ye rest of my worldly estate which itt hath contrary whereupon the sd will being voyde 

pleased God Almighty to possess me with I do administration is granted to the widow as the 

order and dispose of in maner & forme follow- law directs as attests. 
ing. Jno. Saffin, 

"Item. Whereas share 'was' was a quarter Feb, 16, 1686-87. J, Probate." 

of share of laud tying & being att a place [This copy was duly authenticated by Ar- 

called Westquidnoag in the Collony of Rhoade thnr M. Alger, Register of Bristol County, 

Island & three pounds of money give unto my Mass., July 8, 1903, under seal of the Probate 

eon Samuell Gardner & my son-in-law Esek Court.] 

Browne to be equally divided between them (II) Samuel Gardner (2), son of Samuel, 

both I do freely give three pounds moar for in- was bom Oct. 28, 1685. He was married Dec. 

cordigement toward ye settling of sd quarter 6, 1707, by Gov. Samuel Cranston, to Hannah, 

of share to be divided equally as ye other is. born Dec, 20, 1688, daughter of Philip and 

^tem. I give & bequeth it my son-in-law Mary Smith. He died Feb. 10, 1773, and she 
Esek Browne ye 'slip of land' yt I bought passed away Nov. 16, 1768, Issue: Elizabeth, 
of Robert Carr which joynes on Jamee Browne bom Nov. 11, 1708, married Ambrose Bama- 
flotherly and on sd Robert Carr notherly when by; Mary, bom Oct, 26, 1710, married Bar- 
he Cometh to lawfull age. nard Hill; Samuel, bom Oct. 30, 1712, died 

"Item. I give & bequeth unto my well be- young; Samuel, bom Feb. 17, 1717; Peleg, 

loved son Samuell Gardner & to my daughters bora Feb. 22, 1719; Patience, Feb. 17, 1721, 

Elizabeth, Martha, Sarah & Peacience all ye married Dr. John Turner; Hannah, bora in 

rest of my estates both reall & personall to be 1724, died Dec. 24, 1811, married Caleb Tnr- 

divided according as my executors shall thing ner; Sarah, bom in 1726, died Feb. 29, 1808, 

fitt betwext them to each of them & their eaires married John Mason; Edward, bom April 22, 

forever. 1731, died in 1795, married Esther Mason; 

"Lastly, I do appoynt my loving brother and Martha married Job Mason. 
Robert Gardner & my brother-in-law Robert (III) Peleg Gardner, son of Samuel (2), 



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toFD Feb. 22, 1719, married Dec. 20, 1?39, Han- (Brown) Gardner; Martin, born March 15, 

nail, daughter of James and Sarah {Stephen- 1789, married Thomas Gray and (second) 

son) Sweet, of Prudence leland. He died Clark Chase; Jeremiah, bom Not, 8, 1794, 

Aug. 10, 1789, his widow on Oct. 7, 1792. died Oct. 5, 1862, married April 26, 1818, 

Children: (1) Sarah, bom March 7, 1741, SuHan Pierce, daughter of Obadiah and Susan 

married June 10, 1760, Charles Slade, born (Luther) Fierce. 

June 10, 1736, who died Nov. 14, 1827. (2) (V) Capt. Henry Gardner, bom Jan. 14, 
Mary, bora Oct 11, 1742, married Nov. 8, 1773, died July 15, 1851. On Jan. 8, 1800, 
1761, Job Anthony, born Dec. 8, 1736, who he married Parthenia Gardner, bom Nov, 28, 
died Jan. 15, 1763; she then married (second) 1781, died Dec. 30, 1844, daughter of William 
Zephaniah Sherman, and later (third) Caleb and Zerviah (McKoon) Gardner. In the old 
Sherman, and died April 5, 1810. (3) Peleg, Bible record her name is spelled Parthany. 
born April 2, 1744, in mentioned below. (4) Children: Henry, bom June 20, 1802, died 
Martha, bora Sept. 20, 1745, married Elisha December, 1872; Jonathan, bom Oct. 4, 1805, 
Burr, and died Oct. 20, 1797. (6) Edward, died Jan. 8, 1863; William R., bom Dec. 28, 
bom Feb. 19, 1747, died Nov. 9, 1820, married 1807, died Dec. 28, 1809; William Richmond, 
Dec. 22, 1776, Elizabeth Brown, who was bom Feb. 36, 1810, died April 16, 1886; 
bom Oct. 7, 1756, and died Oct. 28, 1838. (6) Charles, bora April 10, 1812, died Sept. 15, 
James, bom Aug, 27, 1748, married Prudence 1843; Seraphine, bom Aug. 18, 1815, died 
Chase, and (second) Susan (Tripp) Johnson. May 15, 1843; Caroline, bom March 27, 1818, 
(7) Alexander, bora March 10, 1750, died died Sept. 15, 1843; Parthenia Augusta, bora 
March 27, 1818, manied Anne Luther, widow in April, 1820, died March 26, 1909 (she mar- 
of William Chace. (8) Joseph, bom Aug. 1, ried John Mason) ; Francis B,, bora Feb. 27, 
1752, died June 1, 1753. (9) Joseph (2), 1822, died Nov. 30, 1880; Sophia Mason, bom 
bora Jan, 7, 1754, died March M, 1838, mar- March 25, 1826, died Feb. 4, 1903 (she mar- 
ried Hannah Slade, who died July B, 1832. ried Rev. Edward Cowley). Capt. Henry 
(10) John, bora April 24, 1755, married Bet- Gardner was a seafaring man and was engaged 
sey Slade. (11) Phebe, bora May 18, 1756, in the West India trade. He made his home 
died Oct. 31, 1792. (12) Hannah, bora Jan. on Gardner's Neck in Swansea. 
11, 1759, married Philip Luther. (13) Sara-" (VI) Henry Gardner, son of Capt. Henry, 
uel, bora June 15, 1760, married Avis Sher- born June 20, 1802, died in December, 1872. 
man; he died Feb. 7, 1841. (14) Caleb, bom He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathan 
Sept. 27, 1762, married Seabury McKoon. Bosworth, of Swansea, and their children were 
(15) Job, born July 8, 1764, died Nov. 10, bom as follows: Leander Everett, April 8, 
1787. (16) Parthenia, born March 16, 1767,. 1838; Evelyn F., Feb. 36, 1840 (deceased); 
died May 6, 1851, married Job Luther. Josephine B., July 15, 1841 (died in infancy) ; 
(IV) Peleg Gardner (2), bom April 2, George H., March 14, 1843 (married Elizabeth 
1744, married Jan. 26, 1766, Lydia Simmons, H. Smith and resides at the Sailors' home, 
of Freetown, daughter of Nathan Simmons. Staten Island, N. Y.) ; Sylvester Child, July 
He died Feb. 27, 1814, and she died May 6, 2, 1845 (married Mary A. Brightman and re- 
1826. Chjildren: Nathan, bom July 30, ^ides in South Swansea); William Francis, 
1767, married Dec. 26, 1794, Keziah Mason; May 2, 1847 (married Esther M. Cook and is 
Lydia, bom Jan. 29, 1769, died May 27, 1835, deceased) ; Anna B., July 24, 1849; Newton 
married Simeon Jones, July 29, 1789; Peleg, Halsey, July 26, 1850 (married Nancy Maple 
Jr., born May 2, 1771, married Nov. 22, 1792, and resides in Somerset) ; Caroline, March 
Anne Gardner, daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 27, 1852 (married Edward M. Thurston and 
beth (Anthony) Gardner; Henry, born Jan. is deceased); Harriet Ella, July 27, 1853 
14, 1773, is mentioned below; Abraham, horn (deceased); Henry, April 22, 1855 (married 
Feb. 21, 1775, married July 8, 1802, Rebecca Caroline H. Hodges, and lives in Newton, 
Brown; Jonathan, bom Nov. 39, 1777, died Nans.); Benjamin B., March 25, 1858 (mar- 
August, 1800; Mary, bom Feb. 8, 1780, mat- ried Katharine F. Gardner, and they reside in 
ried Varnum Thurston; Hannah, bom March Swansea); Dana L., Feb. 10, 1860 (married 
14, 1782, died Aug. 18, 1828, married Feb. Kate Macomber and is deceased). 
21, 1805, Jeremiah Brown; Susanna, horn (VII) Leander Evehett Gardner, bom 
March 20, 1784, died Dec. 3, 1875, married a April 8, 1838, son of Henry and Elizabeth 
Mr. SimmonS'; Lovice, born Oct. 17, 1786, died (Bosworth) Gardner, married Feb. 12, 1865, 
Sept. 1, 1875, married May 26, 1811, Joseph Mary Anna Cole, daughter of William B. and 
Gardner, son of Edward and Elizabeth Hannah (Wheaton) Cole. She ,was bom Oct. 



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13, 1844, and died June 10, 1901. Children: ried May 23, 1869, Clara Hathaway, who was 
A daughter, born March 23, 1868, died March born April 8, 1845, daughter of Anthony and 
29, 1868; Willard Child, born Nov. 11, 1869, Emeline (Pierce) Hathaway, of Somerset. 
married Oct. 26, 1892, Caroline Elizabeth Bar- They had two children, Francis L., bom Oct, 
ney, born Jan. 37, 1872, and has two children, 25, 1871, and Cheater B., bom Nov. 10, 1875. 
Madora (bom March 35, 1895) and Marcia {VIII) FsANCia Leland Gabuner, who was 
Elizabeth (bom July 3, 1898); Arthur Leon- bom Oct. 25, 1871, at Gardner's Neck, in 
ard, hbrn May 6, 1875, died Sept. 13, 1875; South Swansea, was educated in the public 
Clarence Irving, bom Feb. 25, 1877, died schools of his native town, the Warren (E. I.) 
Sept. 4, 1877; Roswell C, bom Feb. 85, 1877, high school and the Bryant & Stratton busi- 
died Sept. 6, 1877. ness college. Providence. He is extensively 
Leander E. Gardner was born on the old engaged in market gardening and his green- 
homestead at Gardner's Neck, Swansea, and houses, built in 1894, have 50,000 square feet 
there attended school. In August, 1857, be of glass. The greenhouse produce is sliipped 
went to Lee Center, 111., where he attended to the New York market, and after the middle 
school until March, 1859, when he returned of May most of the shipments are to Provi- 
home. On Feb. 10, 1860, he sailed for Cali- dence. Mr. Gardner built his present beauti- 
fornia, going via Panama. For two years he ful residence at South Swansea, a house which 
was on a stock ranch there and after a severe shows culture and excellent taste. He has 
attack of pleura pneumonia returned to his served his town well in public affairs. For 
home in Swansea, remaining on the home farm several years he was town auditor, and since 
thereafter until he married. Then for two 1904 has been selectman of the town. Politi- 
years he lived on a farm at Gardner's Neck, cally he is a Republican, and socially a member 
rented the home farm for five years, and then of Mount Hope Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. On June 
bought a place at Woodville. For seven years 27, 1900, Mr. Gardner married Etta L., daugh- 
he was foreman on Frank S. Stevens's place in ter of David B. Gardner, of Swansea Center. 
Swansea. In 1893 he bought liia present farm, They have had two children : Emily F., born 
and cleared the timber from most of it. Since May 12, 1903, who died March 17, 1904; and 
a sudden attack of heart failure in 1897, he has Rachel L., born April 26, 1909. 
not engaged in active work. However, for a (VIII) Chester R. Gabdneb was bom 
man of more than threescore years and ten he Nov. 10, 1875, at Gardner's Neck, South 
is remarkably rugged and well preserved, and Swansea. He attended public schools and 
. says that he never felt better in his life, Three the Fall River high school, and the Bryant 
different times he has lost ail he had in the & Stratton business college. Providence, 
world, hut his courage was never lost, and for- and is now associated in business with 
tune smiled again. his brother. He married Alice Cleveland of 
Somerset, and they have had two children: 

(VI) Jonathan Gardner, son of Capt. Raymond C, bom April 12, 1904, who died 
Henry, bora Oct. 4, 1805, was a fanner and Feb. 25, 1905; Calvin L., born May 2, 1906. 
died Jan. 8, 1862. He was a member of the (VII) CsARLEa H. Gardner, son of Jona- 
First ChriRtian Church. On May 10, 1840, than and Rebecca (Chase) Gardner, born Nov, 
he married Sarah Slade, who was born in 1816, 29, 1848, died June 8, 1903. He fanned all 
daughter of William and Mary (Sherman) his life. Mr. Gardner was a member of the 
Slade, and died Sept. 25, 1841. On March 9, First Christian Church and of Mount Hope 
1843, he married (second) Rebecca Chase, Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. He married March 26, 
bom April 18, 1818, daughter of Samuel and 1884, Emma E., daughter of Benjamin Taylor 
Mary Chase. There was one child by the first and Parthenia Chase (Baker) BufBngton, the 
marriage, born and died in September, 1841. latter also of Swansea, and their children were 
By the second union there were four children: born as follows: Irving J., Nov. 3, 1885; Ar- 
Leland, born April 21, 1844; Willard, bom thur R., Nov. 26, 1887; Merrill B., Feb. 16, 
Oct. 28. 1846, who died April 17, 1847; 1889; Charles E., Feb. 21, 1890; Helen R., 
Charles H., born Nov. 29, 1848; and Mary E., April 19, 1893; Lois Isabel, Jan. 18, 1899. 
born May 8, 1851, who married Howard Wood, (VIII) Irving J. Gardner, son of Charles 
son of Seth and Mary (Carver) Wood. H. and Emma E. (Buffington) Gardner, was 

(VII) Leland Gardner, born April 21, 1844, bom in Swansea, Mass., Nov. 3, 1885, and 
was educated in Swansea, engaged in farming married Oct. 6, 1908, Bertha Louise Horton, 
at Gardner's Jfeck all his life, and was a mem- of Dighton, Mass. They have one child. Rus- 
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(III) .Samuel Gardner (3), son of Samuel 1862, married Edith M. Arnold, daughter of 
(2), was bom Feb. 17, 1717. He married Oct. Willard U. Xmold and granddaughter of Dea- 
30, 1740, Content Brayton, daughter of Pre- con Edmund Arnold, and they have two chil- 
serred and Content Brayton. Issue: Eliza- dren, David Brown and Edwin C. (3) Car- 
beth, bom in 1741, married Samuel Luther; rie Dale, bom Sept. 23, 1867, married Alex- 
Anne, bom Feb. 26, 1743, married Bichard ander B. Gifford, and their children are Earl, 
Barton; Samuel, bom March 5, 1745, married Etta, Elizabeth, Carrie, Ruth and Alexander. 
Elizabeth Anthony; Israel was bom April 14, This family lives in Warren, E. I. (4) Etta 
1747; Israel (3), born March 89, 1748, mar- Lee, bom Sept. 33, 1871, married Francie L. 
Tied Elizabeth — ^ — ~ ; Parthenia was Gardner. 

bom Sept. 2, 1750; William, bom Sept. 12, David B. Gardner was bom in Swansea, 
1763, married Zerviah McKoon; Hannah, bom Mass., where he passed hie early life, going 
Uarch 3, 1756, married Capt. Simeon Cock- in 1849 to the swamps of North Carolina for 
ran; Patience, bora Nov. 15, 1758, married the purpose of manufacturing shingles, receiv- 
er. Jonathan Anthony; Mary, bom Dec. 25, ing for his services at first $10 per month. He 
1760, married Caleb Mason; Content was bom returned to the North in 1850 and engaged in 
July 11, 1764; Stephen, bora Aug. 4, 1766, the marine freight business on the Connecticut 
married Mary Lee; ParUienia (2), bom Aug. river for the late Samuel Gray of Swansea. 
11, 1767, married Elias D. Trafton. He again went to North Carolina and on his 

(IV) Stephen Gardner, twelfth child of return embarked with Csxit John Forrester 
Samuel and Content Gardner, bom Aug. 4, on the sloop "Artist." He in all performed 
1766, married July 23, 1788, Mary Lee, service on some eight vessels, acting many 
daughter of John and Avis (Anthony) Lee. times as captain and during his various sails 
He died Nov. 26, 1819, and she passed away he was not without some thrilling experiences. 
June 20, 1829. Children: Mary, John, Bet- At one time, while on the "Artist," she was 
sey, Israel, Lydia, Phillip, Eliza and Avis. caught in a "white squall" while conveying 

(V) Israel Gardner, bom May 5, 1797, died clay from Staten Island, and so violent was 
Aug. 29, 1882. On March 22, 1827, he mar- the storm that the mast was carried away off 
ried Elizabeth Brown, daughter of James and Point Judith. As stated at times during the 
Slizabeth (Kingsley) Brown, bom May 16, Captain's absence Mr. Gardner was in com- 
1797, died Sept. 23, 1882. They had children mand. Accompanied by Captain Davis, Mr. 
«s follows: David B., bom May 13, 1828; Gardner made the quickest trip the "Artist" 
Mary S., bora Dec. 17, 1829, who married ever sailed; this was from Bristol, B. I., to 
Enoch Chace, of Somerset, Mass.; Jerome B., New York, which was made in twenty-four 
bom March 17, 1832, deceased, who married hours. Captain Gardner and his wife lived 
Carrie Dale; Elizabeth K., bom Oct. 15, 1833, to celebrate their golden wedding, the event 
who died young; Stephen M., bom July 2, occurring Feb. 17, 1906. After his marriage 
1835, who married April 30, 1863, Fannie M. Mr. Gardner settled down to famiing in Swan- 
Slade, and resided in Swansea; Andrew J,, sea. He ever took an interest in town affairs, 
bom Nov. 1, 1836, died Jan. 14, 1908, who serving at one time as constable. He had a 
married Elizabeth (Earl) Mason (they have large circle of friends. 

a son, Frederick) ; Rachel L., bom Feb. 22, Captain Gardner was a member of Christ 

1840, who married John Mason, (second) Church, He was also a member of the 

Daniel C. Mason, and (third) Nathan M. Masonic fraternity, of Temple Chapter, No. 3, 

Wood. and Webb Council, No. 3, both of Warren, R. 

(VI) David B. Gardner, bom May 13, 1828, I. It should have been stated in the foregoing 
died at his home in Swansea, Oct. 15, 1908. that at one time back in the middle sixties of 
On Feb. 17, 1856, he married Mary A. Eddy, the last century Mr. Gardner was in charge of 
who v^aa bom July 13, 1838, daughter of the ferry boat at Slade's ferry. 

Jabez and Betsey (Sherman) Eddy, who out- (VII) Arnold Douglass Gardner spent his 

lived him. Four children were bom to them : school days in Swansea. He began farming 

(1) Nora, bom Oct. 11, 1858, married Wil- when a young man, and in 1885 built the 

liam H, Gifford, superintendent of a hat fac- house opposite his present home. In 1895 he 

tory at Wrentham, Mass., and resides at Swan- came to the home farm, where he had lived 

sea. They have a daughter/ Louise J., who from the age of six years, and during the last 

married Henry M. Boss, Jr., a lawyer of five years he has engaged in the dairy busi- 

ftwridence, R. I., and has one daughter. Bet- ness. For twelve years he has been deputy 

8^. (3) Arnold Douglass, born Mardi 19, sheriff, was constable of the town for several 



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years, and member of the school committee, year. He later removed to West Bridgewater, 
He is a Past Noble Grand of Mount Hope where he was constable in 1664, and licenBed 
Lodge No. 63, I. 0. 0. F., Fall Biver; mem- to keep a tavern in 1670. From his will, pro- 
ber of King Philip Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; bated March 3, 1684-85, it appears the Chris- 
Temple Chapter, No. 3, Warren; Webb Council, tian name of hia wife waa Elizabeth. His 
No. 3, Warren; Godfrey de Bouillon Cora- children were: Elizabeth, Samuel, ZaccheuB, 
mandery. Fall Eiver; Palestine Temple, Thomas, John, Nathaniel, Mary, Hannah, Is- 
Providence. He has taken the Bebekah degree rael, Jael, Deborah and Deliverance. 
in Odd Fellowship and ia a trustee of the {II) Zaceheua Packard, son of Samuel, mar- 
Bebekabs, Dorothy Brown Lodge. He is a ried Sarah Howard, daughter of John Howard, 
member of the First Christian Church of who was one of the first settlers of Bridgewater, 
Swansea. A Bepublican in politics, he has been and their children were : Israel, Sarah, Jona- 
octive in the party, serving on the Town Com- than, David, Solomon, James, Zaccheus, Jr., 
mittee for several years. John and Abiel, the last six sons becoming 

On Jan. 21, 1886, Mr. Gardner married early settlers in the North Parish of Bridge- 
Edith M. Arnold, and they have two children, water. The father died Aug. 3, 1723. 
David Brown and Edwin C. (HI) David Packard, son of Zaccheus, bora 
Feb. 11, 1687, married Dec. 17, 1713, Han- 

PACKAED. The grant of the plantation nah Ames, daughter of John Ames, and their 
of ancient Bridgewater was made in 1645, but children were: David, Jr., William, Hannah, 
the actual settlement was not commenced until Isaac, Mary, Ebenezer, Abiah, Mehitable and 
after 1650, the first lots being taken up in Jane, David Packard, the father, died Nov. 3, 
West Bridgewater, and there the first house 1755, and his wife Jan. 10, 1767. 
was built and the first improvements made. (IV) Ebenezer Packard, son of David, was 
This was the first interior settlement of the bom Feb. 25, 1724, and died June 30, 1803. 
Old Colony. Since the coming to this Bridge- On Feb. 25, 1746, he married Sarah Perkins, 
water settlement of Samuel Packard, as early daughter of Mark Perkins. She died March 
as 1664 (which waa the year of the ordination 12, 1810, aged eighty-five years. Their chil- 
of the first minister of the town. Rev. James dren were : Alice, who married Eliab Packard ; 
Keith), to the present time, for nearly two Ebenezer, Jr., who married Mary Reynolds; 
hundred and fifty years, the Packard family Ennice, who married William Jameson; Jonas, 
has been one prominent and influential in tJie who married'Mehitable Brett ; Adin, who mar- 
region of the old town, out of which have since ried Keziah Phinney; Matthew, who married 
come a number of towns, ^nd it has become Keziah Perkins ; Eliphalet, who married Lydia 
a most numerous family, too, many of its mem- Barrell; Robert, who married Ruth Barrell; 
hers both at home and abroad having given a Joel, who married Harmony Kingman; Lot, 
good account of themselves, their names being who married Mary Nelson and removed to 
enrolled as distinguiahed educators, clergymen, Maine ; Noah, who married Polly Packard, and 
physicians, authors, soldiers, merchanta and removed to Maine; and Joseph, who married 
manufacturers, all of whom descended from Susanna Bates. 

Samuel Packard. This article is to treat in (V) Jonas Packard, son of Ebenezer, was 

main with the branch of the family which has born June 4, 1752, and died Jan, 22, 1835. 

continued its residence in the North Parish He married Sept. 11, 1777, Mehitable Brett, 

of ancient Bridgewater, a parish that so con- daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Packard) 

tinned until 1821, when it became the town of Brett. She died Aug. 13, 1821. Their chil- 

North Bridgewater, the name of which in 1874 dren were: John, who married Martha French; 

was changed to Brockton. There were no per- Eunice, who married Josiah Brett; Jonas, Jr., 

manent aettlementa in the North Parish until who married Susan Brainard, and removed to 

after the year IVOO, the first aettlera being prin- Readfield, Maine; Mehitable; Moses; Hannah; 

cipally descendants of the first settlers of Lucinda, who married Capt. David Ames; 

Bridgewater. David, who married Elizabeth Drake; Sibil; 

(I) Samuel Packard, which name in the and Joel, 

early records of both Hinghara and Bridge- A Jonas Packard was a private in Captain 

water was spelled "Packer," came from Wind- Snell's company," Colonel Mitchell's regiment, 

ham, near Hinghara, in England, with his serving two weeks and two days {mileage out 

wife and child, in the ship "Diligence," of of home — 93 miles — allowed) ; comminy 

Ipswich, in 1638, and settled in Hingham, marched to Rhode Island on the alarm of Dec. 

Mass., where he was a proprietor in the same 8, 1776; roll indorsed "Alarm to Providence." 



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Also Capt. Nathan Packard's company, Maj. was one of the early Free-soilers, but upon 

Eliphalet Gary's regimeut; marched July 30, the organization of the Republican party, al- 

1780; discharged Aug. 1, 1780— service, three lied himself with the latter. Of a quiet, home- 

daye; company marched to Rhode Island on loving nature, he never cared for or sought 

an alarm. Also 10th Company, Plymouth public office. While living at Campello he was 

County regiment, list of men who performed an active member and a constant attendant of 

tours of duty. Said Packard credited with the South Congregational Church, and during 

fifteen days service on an alarm at Rhode Is- his residence in Springfield was an equally 

land in 1780 (Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of active member of the State Street Baptist 

the Revolutionary war. Vol. XI, pp. 737-8). Church, serving for a number of years on the 

(VI) John Packard, son of Jonas, was bom standing committee of the church. On Oct. 
Sept. 30, 1779, in North Bridgewater, and died 2, 1831, Mr. Packard was married to Sarah 
Jan, 8, 1868. He was engaged in fanning in Loring Packard, daughter of Caleb and Sally 
North Bridgewater, where his life was spent. (Packard) Packard, of West Bridgewater, and 
He was an active and consistent member of the to this union were horn children as follows : 
First Congregational Church, and became one Mariha Williams, bom June 20, 1832, married 
of the first members of the Porter Congrega- George F. Green, of Wareham, Mass., and later 
tional Church when the latter was organized of Campello, where they both died, she Nov. S, 
in 1850, remaining an active member of same 1904, and he March 8, 1810; Sidney Edwards, 
until his death. On Jan. 17, 1802, he mar- bom April 6, 1841, is mentioned below; and 
ried Martha French, daughter of William Philo Green, bom Dec. 25, 1843, died March 
French, and after her death he married (sec- 6, 1845. Mrs. Packard died in Springfield, 
ond) in 1817 Lydia Drake. To the first mar- Mass., Nov. 10, 1881, aged seventT-three years, 
riage were born children as follows: Josiah, and Mr. Packard died there March II, 1886. 
bom July 84, 1803, went to Wisconsin, where (VIII) Sidney Edwabdb Packard, son of 
he died; Mary French, born Feb. 8, 1805, died Sidney and Sarah Loring (Packard) Packard, 
unmarried; Almira, born Nov, 27, 1806, mar- was bom April 6, 1841, in North Bridgewater, 
ried Zenas Brett; Philo French, bom Dec. 9, now Brockton, and in the common schools 
1808, married (first) Martha S. Pray and there received his education, his time out of 
(second) Mary W. Smith; Sidney, bom March school being occupied in assisting his father in 
9 (or 12), 1811, married Sarah Packard. To the store. At the age of seventeen he left 
the second marriage was bom one son, Eliph- school, and at once began clerking in his 
alet, Feb. 15, 1825, who married Elizabeth father's general store, which he was then con- 
S. Nye. ducting in Campello. As stated above this 

(VII) Sidney Packard, son of John and store was sold to Howard & Keith in about 
Martha (French) Packard, was bora March 1864, and the father removed to Springfield, 
12 (or 9), 1811, in North Brideewater, and Mass., where he opened a clothing store, and 
in his boyhood his time was occupied in acquir- the son accompanied the father and family to 
ing a schooling in the district schools of his the latter city, and there continued as a clerk 
native town, assisting his father in the work on in his father's employ. Some few years later 

"the farm, and at making shoes, as was the mle Mr. Packard became a partner of his father, 
with boys of his day. Later he engaged in the firm name then be(!oming S. Packard & 
bnsineSB on his own account, opening a general Co., and he continued a partner in the clothing 
store at the comer of Main and East Market business at Springfield until 1885, in which 
streets, where he continued in business for year he returned to Campello, where he built 
some years, when he removed to the opposite a factory on Station avenue and established 
side of Main street, into a building which had himself in business as a manufacturer of paper 
been built for him by Josiah W. Kingman, boxes of various kinds, particularly, for the 
and there he continued successfully engaged as shoe trade, in which business he has siuce suc- 
a general merchant until about 1864, in which eessfully engaged. In 1891 Mr. Packard took 
year he sold the business to Embert Howard his son, Fred L., into partnership with him, 
and Ziba C. Keith. Mr. Packard then went the firm name then becoming S, B, Packard 
to Springfield, Mass., where he established & Son. This concern is extensively engaged 
himself in the clothing business, and for a in the manufacture of shoe cartons and fancy 
period of about twenty years was successfully paper boxes for the jobbing trade, giving em- 
engaged in that business in the latter city, ployment to about seventy-five hands at the 
daring a part of that time also conducting a Campello plant, and at the plant in Rockland, 
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In political faith Mr. Packard is a Repub- 
lican, but being of a quiet nature he has never 
sought public office, devoting himEelf to hie 
business and his home. He belongs to Cam- 
pello Lodge, No. 30, A. 0. U. tv. He is a 
consistent and faithful membeT of the South 
Congregational Church, of Campello, of which 
he was organist for a number of years prior 
to his removal to Springfield. While a reeident 
of Springfield he attended the State Street 
Baptist Church, of which he served for several 
years as organist, and was also a member of the 
standing committee of the church for- a term 
of years. 

On Nov. 20, 1864, Mr. Packard was married 
to Helen Maria Keith, who was bom in North 
Bridgewater Oct. 22, 1843, daughter of the . 
lat« Frankjin and Betsey (Bailey) Keith, and 
a direct descendant in the eighth generation 
from Bev. James Keith, who came from Aber- 
deen, Scotland, to America, and was the first 
ordained minister of Bridgewater, and his 
wife, Susanna Edson: Mrs. Packard, who was 
a devoted and affectionate wife and mother, 
and a consistent Christian woman, passed 
away Dec. 21, 1894, on board a train at 
Gallup, N. Mex., while traveling between Ari- 
zona and New Mexico on account of ill health. 
She was accompanied by her husband and 
daughter. Her remains were brought to 
Brockton, where they rest in the Union ceme- 
tery. Mr. and Mrs. Packard had three chil- 
dren, all bom at Springfield, Mass., as fol- 
lows: Pred Loring, bom Aug. 26, 1866, ia 
mentioned below; Bessie Keith, bom April Z, 
1873, resides at home; Frank Edwards, bom 
Sept. 21, 1878, is in the employ of the George 
E. Keith Company, and is at home, unmarried. 

(IX) Fred Loring Packard, son of Sidney 
E. and the late Helen Maria (Keith) Packard, 
was bom Aug. 26, 1866, in Springfield, Mass., 
and in the public schools and high school of 
his native city received his literary training. 
In 1884, at the age of eitrhteen years, he came 
to Campello, and entered the office of the 
George E. Keith shoe factory, where for a 
period of about five years he was employed 
in a clerical position. He then was employed 
in his father's paper box factory, where he 
had been but a short time when his father 
admitted him to partnership, the firm becom- 
ing S. E. Packard & Son, and under that name 
the firm has since been' known. 

Fraternally Mr. Packard is a member of 
St. George Lodge, A. F. & A. M„ of Campello ; 
and of Campello Lodge, No. 227, I. 0. 0. F. 
His social connections are with the Com- 
mercial Club and the Brockton Country Club. 



Id political faith he is a believer in the prin- 
ciples of the Republican party, while in local 
affairs he takes a neutral stand. He was one 
of the incorporators of the People's Savings 
Bank, of Brockton. 

On June 24, 1889, Mr. Packard was mar- 
ried to Jennie E. Lord, daughter of Charles 
H. and Ellen J. (Reynolds) Lord, of Brock- 
ton, and this union has been blessed with two 
children: Cedric Lord, bom May 24, 1890; 
and Sidney Raymond, bora Sept. 7, 1893. Mr. 
and Mrs. Packard are members of the South 
Congregational Church, of Campello. 

CAPT. LOT HASKELL GIBBS, late of 
New Bedford, was one of the oldest mariners 
of that port at the time of his decease. He 
began his seafaring life at the early age of 
fourteen years, and after commanding a vessel 
for over twenty years retired! from active 
marine duties, but was engaged in buainesa 
pursuits until his death. A substantial and 
well-known citizen of New Bedford, he left 
a name honored through long association with 
its interests. Captain Gibbs was a descendant 
of an old Cape Cod family and was born at 
Rochester, Plymouth Co., Mass., Feb. 17, 
1830. 

John Gibbs, the Captain's great-grand- 
father, was a resident of Sandwich, Barn- 
stable Co., Mass., where he made his home and 
where he died. 

Caleb Gibbs, son of John, was bora in the 
tovra of Sandwich and there made his home. 
He followed the sea, being engaged in the 
coastwise trade, and spent his life in the town 
of Sandwich, where he raised a large family, 
most of his sons following a seafaring life and 
becoming men of prominence as whaling mas- 
ters. He died Feb. 27, 1847, aged eighty-two. 

George Crocker Gibbs, son of Caleb, was 
born at Monument, in what is now the town 
of Bourne (then the town of Sandwich), and 
moved to Rochester, where he married Mary 
Cotton Haskell, daughter of Lot and Eliza- 
beth (Cotton) Haskell, and a descendant of 
Bev. John Cotton, who was one of the first 
settlers of Halifax, Mass. Captain Gibbs fol- 
lowed a seafaring life like his father and was 
a master mariner, and he had six sons, five of 
whom followed the sea and became masters of 
vessels. He died on board his vessel, the 
"Pawgasset," May 23, 1849, off Charleston, 
S. C, and was buried in the Rural cemetery 
at New Bedford. His children were : George 
C, John C.', Charles H., Lot H., Joseph B., 
Mary Lucretia (who married Charles T. Bon- 
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Lot Haskell- Gibbs, son of Capt. George C. Leooard. He and hia brother Henry eatab- 
aod Mary C. (Haakell) Gibbs, was bom in lished the forge at Taunton (now Baynham), 
the town of Rochester and there attended and the Xjeonards were probably in most if not 
school. In 1846 the family moved to New all of the iron-works established in this coim- 
Bedford, where' they ever after made their try within the first century after its settle- 
home. Preyiona to this, when only fourteen ment; and it is a remarkable fact that down 
years oldj Lot H, Gibbs made his first voyage to within comparatively recent years the buei- 
to sea, shipping on hie father's veseel in 1844. nesB of iron manufacturing has continued in 
He continued a eeafarlng life for upward of the hands of the Leonards, without interrup- 
a third of a century, meantime, at the age of tion. James Leonard and his eons often 
twenty-one, becoming master of a vesael in traded with the Indians, with whom they were 
the merchant service. For twenty-two years on such terms of friendship that when th^ 
be served as master in the coast trade, in 1873 war broke out King Philip instructed his men 

S'viag up the sea and starting business for never to hurt the Leonards. James Leonard 
ms^ in New Bedford. His first venture was dead in 1691; his wife Margaret, who 
was is the grocery and ship chandlery line, survived him, was mother to all his children, 
-which he continued with much success for a She died about 1701. The children were: 
period of eight years, when he became engaged Thomas, bom Aug. -3, 1641 ; James, born 
in the ship brokerage business. He also began about 1643; Abigail; Rebecca; Joseph, bora 
dealing in lumber, largely in box boards, about 1655; Benjamin; Hannah, and Uriah, 
-which he shipped in quantities to the New (II) Benjamin Leonard, aon of James, 
York and Philadelphia markets, making a married Jan. 15, 1678-79, Sarah Thresher, 
notable success of that bueiness, in which he and their children were: Sarah, bom May 21, 
was engaged up to his death. He died at his 1680; Benjamin, Jan. 25, 1683; Hatmah, 
home in New Bedford Sept. 2, 1904, and was Nov. 8, 1685; Jerasha, June 25, 1689; Han- 
laid to rest in Rural cemetery. He was a nah (2), Dec. 8, 1691; Joseph, Jan. 22, 1692- 
member.of Star in the East Lodge, A. F. & 93; and Henry, Nov. 8, 1695. 
A. M. In politics he was a Republican; but (III) Joseph Leonard, son of Benjamin, 
not active in party affairs. He was an at- bom Jan, 22, 1692>93, had children: George, 
tendant of the Trinitarian Church. ^ who lived in Middleboro, Mass. ; Chloe ; Eph- 

On Dec. 5, 1867, Captain Gibbs mairied, raim, and Philip, Of these, Chloe married 

in RocheBt«r, Mass., Jane W. Leonard, a EHphalet Elmes, of Middleboro, a soldier of 

native of that town, and to them were bom the Revolution, who died in 1830, aged sev- 

two children: (1) Elizabeth Leonard, bom en^-seven years; she died in 1843, aged 

Dec. 15, 1868, married Rolland N. Van Bus- eighty-three. Ephraim married Mary Pratt, 

kirk, of New York, and died Nov. 28, 1902, and lived in Middleboro; his children were: 

the mother of two children, Elizabeth and James (of Middleboro), Jane (wife of I. 0. 

Eleanor. (2) George Crocker, bora Dec. 16, Perkins, of Boston), Sarah (wife of Orlando 

1878, in New Bedford, attended the public Thompson, of New Bedford) and Betsey 

and high schools of that city and the Massa- (wife of J. Drake, of Boston), 

chasetto Institute of Technology at Boston, (IV) Capt. Philip Leonard, son of Joseph, 

where he graduated in the civil engineering married Jan. 6, 1737, Mary Richmond, 

coarse. He followed the profession for some dajighter of Josiah Richmond. Captain Leon- 

time, when he took up the study of theology, ard had his forge at what is now called the 

and is now a student at the Episcopal Tbeo- tack factory on the railroad between Middle- 

l<^cal School at Cambridge, preparing for boro and Tannton. 

holy orders in the Episcopal Church. (V) George Leonard, son of Capt. Philip, 

Mrs, Gibbe still makes her home in New bora in Middleboro, always lived in his native 

Bedford. She is a member of the Trinitarian town. He had his bloomery on the Nemasket 

Church. Her ancestors, the Leonards, are river at Four Corners. He married Mary Al- 

smong the oldest and best known families of len, bora Sept. 21, 1760, and their children 

southeastem Massachusetts, and her line from were : George ; Samuel, who became one of the 

James Leimard, the first of the family in this lading business men of New Bedford, and 

country, is through Benjamin, Joseph, Philip, was at one time the largest oil refiner in the 

George, George and Theodore W. Leonard. world and the iirst to make the colored wax 

(I) James Leonard, the immigrant settler candles now used the world over; Nehemiah; 

of this family at Taunton, was from Ponty- Lois, married to Rev. Lewis Ijeonard, of Caze- 

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Thomas Daggett, Esq., of Middleboro. Nehe- F., who died unmarried; Jane W., who mar- 

miah^had been in business at Middleboro, and ried Capt, Lot H. Gibbs; and Charles T.. who 

then he bouglit tlie forge at Handy's Mills, in was engaged in the tent and awning business 

Rochester, he and his brother George carrying in Miimeapolia, Minn., for a number of years, 

it on in partnership some four or iive years, until his health failed, when he disposed of it 

when George bought his interest and con- and purchased a farm at Westboro, Mass. 

tinued the business alone the rest of his life, Tliere he resided until his death (he married 

Nehemiah located in New Bedford in 1B22, Helen T. Hammond), 
beginning business on Orange street. lie 

prospered and in five or six years was a direc- CHACE (Somerset family). (1) William 

tor in the Merchants' Bank, and agent for Chase, bom about 1595, iu England, with his 

several whale ships. He drifted into the man- wife Mary and son William came to America 

ufacture of oil, and in 1836 built candle works in the ship with Governor Winthrop and hi& 

on Rotch's South (familiarly known as colony in 1630, settling first in Eoxbury. He 

Leonard's) Wharf, carrying on this business soon became a member of the church of which 

for thirty years. He died Oct. 35, 1869. Rev. John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians, 

(VI) George Leonard, son of George and was pastor. On Oct. 19, 1630, he applied for 
Mary (Allen) Leonard, was bom at Middle- freAnanehip, and was admitted a freeman May 
boro June 20, 1784, and died in Rochester 14, 1634. In 1637, or thereabouts, he became 
April 9, 1849. For a few years he was asso- one of the company who made a new settle- 
ciated with his brother Neliemiah in conduct- ment at Yarmouth, of which town he was 
ing a forge in Rochester, later operating it made constable in 1639. He resided at Yar- 
alone in addition to conducting a store busi- mouth the rest of his life, dying in May, 1659. 
nesB. He married Cynthia Washburn, who Hin widow died the following October, Their 
was born July 12, 1792, and died Dec. 31, children were: William, born about 1622 ia 
1878. Their children were: Theodore W., England; Mary, bom in May, 1637, in Hox- 
bom Aug. 1, 1812; Charles H., born Sept. S3, bury; and Mary (2), bom in 1639, in Yar- 
1814, who died Oct. 24, 1868 (he was a sue- mouth. 

cessful manufacturer of oil and candles in (11) William Chase (3), son of William 

Sew Bedford) ; Mary A., bom Jan. 29, 1819, and J^fary, "born about 162S in England, came 

who married David Haskell, and died April to America with his parents, married and was 

30, 1894, at Clinton, Mass.; Emily S., bom a resident of Yarmouth. He died Feb. 27, 

April 10, 1820, who died in September, 1822 ; 1685. His children were: William, Jacob, 

Abigail Abby, bom March 16, 1822, who mar- John, Elizabeth, Abraham, Joseph, Benjamin 

ried George Delano, and died in New Bedford and Samuel. 

Dec. 7. 1899; George A., bom Oct. 10, 1827, (III) William Chase (3), son of William 

who died May 26, 1849; and William F., bom (2), born about 1645, married (first) Hannah, 

July 6, 1834, who died Sept. 11, 1835. daughter of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Sher- 

(VII) Theodore WAsiiBrnN Leonakh, man, and (second) Dec. 6, 1732, Priscilla 
eldest son of George and Cynthia (Washburn) Perry. His children were: William, Eber, 
Leonard, was bom at Middleboro, Mass., Aug. Isaac, Nathaniel, Joseph and Hezekiah. The 
1, 1812, and was about ten years of age when father's will was proved Aug. 16, 1737. 

his parents loi-ated at Rochester. He received (IV) Eber Chase, Kon of William (3), mar- 
a district school education and made two ried Mary Knowles, and their children were: 
whaling voyages, one before his marriage and Patience married Esek Luther; Hannah mar- 
one after. He engaged as a menliant in that ried Stephen Brayton; Daniel married Mary 
.part of Rochester that later became Marion Baker; William married Mercy Cole; Alice 
and was there located until 1849, when, after married James Anthony; Mary married Abra- 
the death of his father, he returned to Roches- ham Anthony; Eber married Sarah Baker, 
ter and succeeded to the latter's store business, (V) Daniel Chace married Mary Baker and 
in which he was siiccessfully engaged the rest had a son, Daniel Cbace, bora 9th of 7th 
of his life. He died Feb. 28, 1881. He was month, 1751. 

one of the substantial citizens of the town', (V) Eber Chace married Sarah Baker and 

esteemed and respected by all. lie married had children : Patience married Moses Buffin- 

Sarah Cathell, a native of Rochester, daughter ton and their daughter Elizabeth married 

of James and Jane (Dexter) Cathell, and she Nathan Chace; Elizabeth married Robert 

sunived her husband several years, dying at Slade; Peleg married Deborah Tripp; Obadiah 

Rochester; both were buried at Rochester Cen- married Eunice Anthony; Eber; William 

tre. Three children were born to them : Emily married Sarah Buthnton. 



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(VI) Daniel Chace, born 9th of 7th month, month, 1791, and was buried in the Friends' 
1751, was drowned in Taunton river. He yard at Swansea. Hia parents were of the 
married Phebe Slade, bom 24th of 13th Friends' religious perBuasion, and he received 
month, 1749, and their children were bom ss his religious instruction in that Society. His 
follows: Mary, 19th of lat month, 1773; Han- father removing his family within the bounds 
nah, 13th of 9th month, 1774; Content, 15th of the Swansea Monthly Meeting he became a 
of 9th month, 1775; Phebe, 8th of 6th month, member thereof and there continued to live for 
1778; Daniel, 25th of 6th month, 1782; Jo- the remainder of hia days. There follows the 
aeph, 18th of 9th month, 1783 ; Euth, 3d of 4th record of hia children, bom in Swansea : Ben- 
month, 1785; Nathan, 16th of 9th month, jamin, bom 7th of " 9th month, 1737; Moses, 
1790; Elizabeth Borden, 20th of 4th month, bom 8th of 3d month, 1741; Stephen, bom 
1793. 25th of 11th month, 1743; Elizabeth, bom 

(VII) Nathan Chace, bom 16th of 9th 21st of 6th month, 1746; and Hannah, bom 
month, 1790, died 9th of 5th month, 1855. 30th of 5th month, 1749. 

He married 2d of 10th month, 1817, Elizabeth, Moses Buffington, son of Benjamin, bora 8th 

daughter of Moees and Patience (Chace) Bnf- of 3d month, 1741, in Swansea, Mass., married 

finton. She was born 8th of 6th month, 1788, (first) Isabel, bom 4th of 5th month, 1741, 

and died 15th of 11th month, 1859, Their daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Chace) Baker, 

children were: Phebe, born 29th of 12th and (second) Patience Chace. He resided in 

month, 1818, died Ist of 2d month, 1826; Swansea, where were bom all of his children 

Daniel, bom 20th of 3d month, 1821, is men- excepting Daniel and Aaron, and they in the 

tioned below ; Charles, bom 4th of 11th month, town of Dighton. Mr. Buffinton died 7th of 

1822, died 2d of 7th month, 1825; Mary Buf- 4th month, 1817; his wife Isabel died 4th of 

finton, born 11th of 6th month, 1826, mar- 5th month, 1781, and both were buried in the 

ried Aug. 9, 1847, James M. Osbom, and re- Friends' yard at Swansea, Mass. Their chil- 

Bides in Fall Biver. dren were: Benjamin, bom lat of 11th month, 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Buffinton) Chace was a de- 1762; Sarah, bora 25th of 9th month, 1764; 

scendant of Thomas Buffinton. The name Rebecca, bora 24th of 8th month, 1768; Ama, 

BofBngton was not a conmaon one or the bora 25th of 7th month, 1770; Daniel, born 

family a numerous one in early New England, 7th of 1st month, 1773; Moses (married 

yet a record of it here reaches back some two Sarah Chase) ; Aaron, bom Slat of 7th month, 

hundred and more years, and to the old his- 1776 (died 15th of 11th month, 1777); Beth- 

toric town of Salem, Mass., where lived Thom- any, born 28th of 7th month, 1778 (died 31st 

as Buffinton (or Buffington) ; he himself, how- of 8th month, 1779) ; Aaron, born 24th of 

ever, spelled his name Bovanton. He married 4th month, 1780. The children of Moses 

there Dec. 30, 1671, Sarah Southwick, and Buffington's second marriage were: Eber, bora 

had Thomas, bom March 1, 1673; Benjamin, 6th of 12th month, 1783; Mary, bom 21st of 

bora July 24, 1675; and Abigail, bom July 9th month, 1786; and Elizabeth, bom 8th of 

26, 1699. Of these, Thomas married Feb. 6th month, 1788 (married Nathan Chase). 
28, 1699, Hannah Boss, and had several cliil- (VIII) Daniel Chace was bora March 20, 

dren, whose names were not found by Savage 1821, on the farm in Somerset, in the old 

in his research. Benjamin also married, and house in which his father and grandfather 

had Benjamin (born May 4, 1699) and two before him were born. Hia education was 

others. , rec'cived in the district school and the Friends* 

Aloner in the early years of the eighteenth School at Providence. He was reared to farm 

century there is found the Buffinton name and work and remained at home assisting his 

family in the town of Swansea, Mass., and of father until after he became of age, when he 

the same Christian names as at Salem, indicat- engaged in the meat business in Fall River, 

ing a possible connection between the families This he followed with success for a number 

of the two points. The Swansea Buffintons of years. After the death of his father he took 

(here so spelled) were Friends, and the vital charge of the ancestral farm in Somerset, and 

records of that Society proclaim that Ben- in 1876 he erected tlie house where he resided 

jamin Buffinton, horn in Lynn, Mass., 9th of tlie rest of his life and where he passed away 

2d month, 1701, died 9th of 4th month, 1760, Dec. 27, 1896. Mr. Chace was a Republican 

and was buried in the Friends' yard at Swan- in political faith, and served several years as 

sea, and that his wife Isabel, daughter of selectman in Somerset. He was a birthright 

Joseph and Sarah Chace, bom 6th of 5th Friend and the simple life and faith of the 

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married (first) Not. 18, 1S45, to Susan B. settled in 1637 b; men from what later became 

Menage, who was born at Newport, R. I., May Lynn. ThomaB Tobey may have been in Saud- 

4, 1826, and died Feb. 20, 1849. They had wich earlier, as earlier pages of the book of 
one child, Lydia Elizabeth, bom Aug. 19, records are lost. In the town records he ap- 
1846, died March 15, 1848. Mr. Chace was pears as a man of good sense and energy, 
married (second) on March 30, 1851, to called by his fellow citizens to act in various 
Nancy J. B. Brayton, born July 8, 1818, a public capacities which required ability and 
daughter of Israel and Keziah (Anthony) judgment. He took the oath of fidelity to the 
Brayton, of Somerset. She died April 22, Colony. He was chosen constable in 1658; 
1855, the mother of one son^ Charles B., born and in that same year was chosen one of the 
April 16, 1852, who died Jan. 3, 1857. Mr. "raters." He was one of the highway eurvey- 
Chace was married (third) on March 15, 1857, ors in 1660. He was a juryman in 1663 and 
to Lovica W. Durfee, bom Feb. 7, 1839, 1668,, excise officer from 1662 to 1668. He 
daughter of Gideon and Permelia (Francis) was one of the townsmen in 1675. His name 
Duriee, of Tiverton, E. I. To the third mar- is on the list of twenty who were memben 
riage were born four children: Daniel Bray- of the Sandwich Church in 1694 at the time 
ton, bom March 2, 1858, who died Oct. 3, of the ordination of Mr. Cotton. He married 
1862; Elizabeth B., born Jan. 4, 1860; Mary (first) Nov. 18, 1650, Martha, daughter of 
B., bora Jan. 38, 1864, who married Bowland George Knott (who was one of the founders of 
O. Buffinton and resides in Somerset (Mr. Sandwich) and his wife Martha. After her 
Buffinton died Aug. 28, 1909) ; and Frank death he married (second) Hannah, widow of 
Clinton. Ambrose Fish. She survived her husband and 

(IX) Frank Clinton Chace, son of Dan- died in March, 1720-21. His will was proved 

iel and Lovica W. (Durfee) Chace, was bora April 9, 1714. His children were: Thomas, 

in Somerset, Mass., S6pt. 16, 1867, in the an- John, Nathan, Ephraim, Jonathan, Samuel 

cestral house above referred to, and was edu- and Gershora, and maybe others, 
cated in the schools of that town and a com- (II) Samuel Tobey, bora in Sandwich, 

mercial school at Fall Hiver. At the age of Mass., there lived and died, the latter event 

sixteen years he began work on the farm with occurring Nov. 22, 1737. He married Abiah, 

his father and since the letter's death has con- bora Sept. 2, 1678, daughter of Ambrose and 

tinned farming on the home place. He is Hannah Fish. Sir. Tobey was chosen one of 

active in the affairs of Somerset. For seven the grand jurors in 1699 and 1700; was sur- 

years he has been a member of the board of veyor of highways in 1700 and tythingman 

selectmen and of the board of assessors. Po- in 1709. Their children were: Joanna, bom 

litically he is Bepublican and fraternally a May 22, 1697, married Benjamin Spooner, of 

Knight Templar Mason, being a member of Dartmouth; Coraelius, bom Sept. 12, 1699; 

Pioneer Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Fall Eiver Tabitha, born Nov. 9, 1701, married Joseph 

Chapter, E. A. M., Fall Eiver Council, E. & Freeman; Zaccheus, bom Jan. 13, 1703-04; 

5. M., and Godfrey de Bouillon Commandery, Euth, born Sept. 8, 1706; Jonathan, born 
Knights Templar, and a charter member of May 13, 1709; Eliakim, bom Oct. 19, 1711; 
Fall River Lodge, No. 219, L 0. 0. P. Samuel, born May 8, 1715; Thomas, born 

On Feb. 7, 1900, Mr. Chace married Eva Aug. 14, 1720; and Eiisha, bom July 14, 

Mabel Westgate, a native of Wareham, Mass., 1723.- 

born Nov. 12, 1875, daughter of Joseph (III) Cornelius Tobey, born Sept. 12, 1699, 

and Clara (Turner) Westgate, and they have married Deborah, born June 6, 1702-03, 

one daughter and one son: Helen Frances, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bonme) 

bora Nov. 25, 1900 ; and Daniel Brayton, bora Pope. He resided in Sandwich, where he was 

July 19, 1904, chosen a town officer in 1728. He was a 
deacon in the Sandwich Church, His will was 

TOBEY. The late William Henry Tobey, made Dec. 3, 1791, and he died in the follow- 

of Brockton, was a descendant of the ancient ing year. His children were (order of birth 

Tobey family whose early seat was at Sand- unknown): Deborah married Barnabas Nye; 

wich, where the name has continued to the Patience married Thomas Eassett ; Joehua ; 

present. Cornelius; Lemuel died Feb. 17, 1749; Joanna 

(I) Thomas Tobie (Tobey) is of record at married Eiisha Pope; Betsey died Oct. 14, 

Sandwich as early as 1644, on the 7th of 6th 1813; and Eiisha. 

month of which year he subscribed for the (IV) Coraelius Tobey (2), bora abont 

meetinghouse. The town of Sandwich was 1734, married Feb. 1, 1756, Lois, bom ICay 



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25, 1738, daughter of John and Mercy (Swift) married Amanda Cook, of Fall Bivet, Mass.) ; 
Pope. He lived in the town of Sandwich, Elizabeth Basaett, bom Sept. 39, 1830, is the 
Maae. ; held a commission in the local militia widow of Ephraim F. Belcher, of Randolph, 
companv, but resigned it when the British Mass., where she resideB; Hannah, bom Dec. 
government became so oppressive that the %%, 1832, married Owen Field, of Brockton, 
people began to rebel. He died Oct. 8, 1778. where she died; William Henry, born April 
His chili&en were: Patience, bom July 17, 11, 1840, is mentioned below; Jeanette, bom 
1756, who married Samuel Fessenden; Elisba, Sept. 28, 1842, is the widow of Henry £. Lin- 
bom Feb. 14, 1758; Deborah, bom Dec. 26, coin, of Brockton, where she resides. 
1759, who married Ebenezer Bourne; Alithea, (VII) William Henky Tobey, son of 
born March 89, 1762; Herman, bom Dec. 11, Ezra, was bom in Sandwich, MaBS., and there 
1763; Melatiah, bom Feb. 8, 1766; Hannah, passed his youth and early manhood. He re- 
born April 20, 1768; Joanna, born Feb. 21, ceived his edncation in the public schools and 
1770; Joshua, bom Aug. 5, 1772; Bet^, bora the academy of his native town, which he left 
Nov. 27, 1774; and Elisha, born Feb. 2, 1777, when about seventeen years old, coming to 

(V) Melatiah Tobey, son of Comelius (2), Brockton, where the rest of his life was spent, 
was bom Feb. 8, 17G6, in Sandwich, Mass., After a few years' employment with the firm 
and died Nov. 28, 1851, in Sandwich, where of Howard h Clark as clerk and salesman he 
he was engaged in farming. On Dec. 23, 1790, went into the furniture business on his own 
he married Mary, bom May 15, 1764, daughter account, taking the store on School street now 
of , Stephen and Hannah Crowell ; she died occupied by the Tremaine, Electric Company. 
July 11, 1845, in Sandwich, Mass. Their In 1876 he moved to the Howard block, taking 
children were: Hannah, who married Seth the store now occupied by Flagg & Willis, and 
Pope, of Sandwich; Ezra, mentioned below; remained there many years. While he was in 
Joehua, who married Martha Feseenden; and the undertaking business he was long associ- 
Hary, who was the first wife of Bev. Wan-en ated with Frank S. Howard. Thomas, Pack- 
Godoard, Sr. ard ft Co. finally purchased the business from 

(VI) Ezra Tobey, father of William Henry him, and thereafter he devoted himself to his 
Tobey, late of Brockton, was bom Sept. 1, real estate interests. He owned the farm near 
1796, in Sandwich, and died there June 27, the Stoughton line where he lived several 
1849, aged fifty-three years. In early life years before his death, the apartment house 
he was engaged in mercantile business, being known as "The Warren," on Green street, and 
the proprietor of a general store in Sandwich property on High street where he resided for 
for a number of years. He eventually bought many years before removing to his farm. A 
a farm upon which he settled and during the few weeks before his death the family removed 
rest of his life engaged in agricultural pur- from the farm to No. 48 North Pearl street, 
suits. In politics he was a Whig and later a Brockton, but Mr. Tobey himself had lived at 
Republican, and for a long period served as that place but a few days when he died, he 
clerk of his native town. He was an active having made his home with his sister, Mrs. 
member of the Unitarian Church, as was also Lincoln, while the family were getting settled. 
' ia vrife. On Dec 1, 1818, he married Eliza- He died suddenly Feb. 4, 1909. 

beth Basaett, daughter of Stephen and Eliza- Ae a business man of Brockton, a pioneer 
betb (Newcomb) Bassett, of Sandwich, and in the furniture and undertaking bueinesB in 
granddaughter of Nathaniel Bassett, of Sand- that place, and as a resident of the town and 
voch. Mrs. Tobey was bom Sept. 4, 1799, city for fifty years and more, Mr. Tobey was 
aijd died Feb. 25, 1866, aged sixty-six years, widely known. After North Bridgewater he- 
She was the mother of children as follows: came the city of Brockton he became a mem- 
Mary, bom April 6, 1820, married Bnfus Kim- her of the first city council, representing Ward 
ball, one of Uie leading merchants of Brock- One, and his aid and influence were given to 
ton; Melatiah, bom April 22, 1822, died in many projects for the betterment of the com- 
Broekton, where he was engaged as a salesman munity. He was a constant attendant at 
for his brother William H. (he married Caro- Unity Church, and was generous in the sup- 
line Fessenden, of Windham, N, H.); Martha port of the congregation and its various proj- 
Bassett, horn March 2, 1834, married Watson ects, for whose successful consummation he 
Jones, of Sandwich, where she died; Ezra, Jr., was an enthusiastic worker and a liberal giver, 
bom June 3, 1826, was a bookkeeper, and died His funeral was held from that church, and 
unmarried in Sandwich; Charles Nye, born the numerous evidences of respect shown upon 
May 26, 1828, died in Nashua, N. H. (he that occasion were sufiicient to show the place 



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Mr. Tobey occupied in the hearts and minds 
of his fellow men in all the different relations 
of life. After the religious service his brother 
Masons held their services, Mr. Tobey having 
been a member of Paul Kevere Lodge, A. F. 
& A. M. {which he joined April 19, 1870), 
Satucket Royal Arch Chapter ( which he 
joined March 23, 1872) and Bay State Com- 
mandery, K. T. (which he joined Oct. 5, 1874), 
all of Brockton, from which bodies about one 
hundred and seventy -five representatives were 
present at the funeral. He was also a charter 
member of Banner Lodee, N. E. 0. P., and of 
the Brockton Agricultural Society, Mr. 
Tobey'a remains were interred in Union ceme- 
teiy, Brockton. 

Mr. Tobey married Hattie P. Whitney, 
daughter of Elias S. and Sarah (Spear) 
Whitney, of Augusta, Maine, and besides his 
widow two sons survive him, namely: Warren 
H., bom Feb. 26, 1889, and Arthur W., born 
Oct. 28, 1892. 

CHARLES TUCKER, a successful and 
most highly esteemed business man of New 
Bedford, where he was engaged first in whal- 
ing and later as agent for vessels, was a mem- 
ber of a very old family of the Commonwealth, 
being descended from 

(I) Heniy Tucker, of Sandwich, who pur- 
chased April 15, 1669, of his friend William 
Allen, of that town, the latter's one-third 
share of Dartmouth lands, paying him for 
these fifteen pounds, he then being called of 
Milton. Leonard supposes that this Henry 
Tucker was the son of Robert Tucker, of Wey- 
mouth, 1638, who later removed to that part 
of Dorchester now Milton, where he was repre- 
sentative in 1669, 1680 and 1681. The one- 
third share alluded to above came to Mr. Allen 
by his wife Friscilla, who was the daughter of 
Peter Brown, of the "Mayflower," by his sec- 
ond wife. The Christian name of the wife of 
Henry Tucker was Martha, and their children 
were: Abraham, bom Oct. 30, 1653; John, 
bom Aug. 18, 1656; Martha, born July 14, 
1659; Hannah, born July 25, 1662; James, 
bom March 16, 1666; Mary, bom Aug. 16, 
1668; and Sarah, bom Sept. 20, 1674. The 
parents died, Mr. Tucker Slet of 2d month, 
1694, and Mrs. Tucker 28th of 9th month, 
1675, at Newport, Rhode Island. 

(II) Abraham Tucker, bora Oct. 30, 1653, 
married (first) Oct. 26, 1679, Mary Slocum, 
who died Sept. 21, 1689, and (second) Han- 
nah Mott, who died in 12th month, 1751. His 
children were : Henry, bom 30th of 8th 
month, 1680; Mary, bom Ist of 12th month, 



1682; Martha and Patience, bom 28th of 9th 
month, 1686; Abigail, bom 21st of 10th 
month, 1688; Elizabeth, bom 24th of 6th 
month, 1691; Sarah, born 23d of 2d month, 
1693; Content, bora 12th of let month, 1695; 
Abraham, born 5th of 1st month, 1697 ; Joan- 
na, born 14th of 8th month, 1699; Euth, bora 
16th of 10th month, 1701; and Hannah, bora 
22d of 2d month, 1704. 

(III) Abraham Tucker (2), son of Abra- 
ham, bom 5th of Ist month, 1697, married 
(first) 1st of Ist month, 1721-22, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Russell. She died 9th of 
8th month, 1724, and he married (second) 
4th of 2d month, 1728, Hannah, daughter of 
Tristrim Hall, of South Kingstown, R. I., who 
died in 1787. His children were: Rebecca, 
bora 2l8t of 10th month, 1722; James, bom 
2d of 7th month, 1724; Abraham, bora 22d 
of 4th month, 1729; John, bora 22d of 3d 
month, 1731; John (2). bom Slst of 11th 
month, 1732 ; Samuel, bom 29th of 5th 
month, 1734; Elizabeth, bora 29th of 6th 
month, 1735 ; Hannah, bora 22d of 8th month, 
1737 ; Abraham, bora 2d of 3d month, 1739 ; 
David, bora 9th of 9th month, 1741; Sarah, 
born 5th of 10th month, 1743; Rebecca, born 
14th of 7th month, 1745; Joanna, bora 17th 
of 6th month, 1749; and Jonathan, bora 14th 
of 9th month, 1751. The father died 16th 
of 6th month, 1776. 

(IV) Jonathan Tucker, son of Abraham 
(2), bom 14th of 9th month, 1751, married 
6th of 6th month, 1771, Mehetabel, daughter 
of William Mosher. Their children were: 
Elizabeth, born 25th of 6th month, 1772; 
Sarah, born 27th of 2d month, 1774; Hannah, 
bora 6th of 3d month, 1776; Abraham, bora 
3d of 5th month, 1778; Mehetabel, bora 10th 
of 3d month, 1780; Mehetabel (2), bom 19th 
of 7th month, 1782; William, bom 14th of 
7th month, 1788; Rebecca, bom 17th of 5th 
month, 1791; and David, bora 3d of 5th 
month, 1795. 

(V) Capt. William Tucker, son of Jona- 
than, born 14th of 7th month, 1788, married 
Sarah Howland, born July 14, 1795. Their 
children were: William, bom Sept. 12, 1815; 
Elizabeth H., bora Feb. 6, 1817; Mehetabel, 
born Dec. 18, 1819; Abigail W., bora Nov. 
21, 1821; and Charles, born July 15, 1824. 

(VI) Charles Tucker, son of Capt. William, 
born Julv 15, 1824, at Smiths Mill, in Dart- 
mouth, Mass., married Alice, bora Jan. 3, 
1833, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Almy) 
Tucker, and granddaughter of Henry and 
Alice (Bicketson) Tucker and of George and 
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Tucker and wife were: William Abraham, 
bom at HusBells Mills Oct. 28, 1851; Mary 
Aliny, born at KusBelU Mills Nov. 27, 1854 
(died Jan. 11, 1862) ; Henry Almy, born at 
Padanaram in April, 1863 (died in August, 
1863) ; and Arthur IJeslie, bom in Fadanaram 
.Sept. 15, 1865, wbo married Jane Dennisonj 
daughter of John and Louise (Porter) Den- 
nison, and had three children, Charles, Henry 
Uennison and Frederick Porter. 

Charles Tucker vae educated in the schools 
of Dartmouth and at the Friends' School in 
Providence. After leaving school he went into 
the store at Russells Mills with hia brother-in- 
law, Abner R. Tucker, as a partner, being a 
member of the firm for several yeai-s. He had 
already become interested in whale ships of 
M'ew Bedford, where his office was later, and 
was made agent for other vessele of that port. 
He was a most methodical man, and was suc- 
cessful in all his undertakings. He became 
a resident of South DartmouBi in 1862, and 
wgs active in business until his retirement 
within a few years of his death. He died in 
1890. For some years he was a director of the 
-old Citizens' Bank. He usually attended the 
Friends' Meeting of New Bedford. At no 
"time did he ever take part in public affairs. He 
lived a quiet, useful life, and was a kind 
neighbor and warm friend, ever ready to as- 
sist those in need. 



(III) Henry Tucker, eldest; son of Abra- 
ham, bom 30th of 8th month, 1680, married 
Phebe Barton, and their children were : Susan- 
na, bom April 8, 1706; Mary, May 12, 1708; 
Patience, Aug. 31, 1710: Henry, Feb. 8, 1713; 
Benjamin, Aug. 24, 1716; and Abraham, Dec. 
le, 1718. 

(IV) Abraham Tucker, son of Henry, bora 
Dec. 16, 1718, married (intentions published 
Oct. 23, 1738) Rebecca Russell. Their chil- 
dren were: Patience, born Oct. 19. 1739; 
Benjamin, Sept. 19, 1741; Rebecca, Nov. 11, 
1743; Phebe, Dec. 1, 1745; and Henry, 
March 2, 1754. 

(V) Henry Tucker, son of Abraham, bom 
March 2, 1754, married June 1, 1780, Alice 
Ricketson, and had children : Benjamin R., 
born Nov. 3, 1781, married Nancy Olds, 
daughter of Elihu and Sarah (Slocum) Olds; 
Abner, born March 19, 1785. died Nov. 19, 
1809; Abraham, born Nov. 11. 1787, married 
Mary Almy, and died May 12, 1849; Peleg, 
bom Aug. 18. 1790, died Dec. 16, 179f; 
Henry, born Nov. 22, 1793, died April 12, 
1842; and Alice, bora Aug. 4, 1797, married 
Feb. 29. 1816, Peleg W. Peckham, and died 
Jan. 28, 1864. 



(VI) Abraham Tucker, son of Henry, born 
Nov. 11, 1787, married Mary Almy, daughter 
of George and Elizabeth Almy, and died May 

12, 1849. Their daughter Alice, born Jan. 3, 
1833, married Charles Tucker. 

WATERMAN. The Waterman family, in 
New £n<rland, dates back-to less than a decade 
from the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers 
themselves. Hrom Richard Wiaterman, the 
friend and colaborer with Roger Williams, the 
lineage of the late Fred Ellsworth Waterman, 
of Fall River, Mass.,' is through Resolved, 
Ensign Resolved, John, Job, Resolved and 
Niciiolas Sheldon Waterman. These genera- 
tions in detail and in the order named follow. 

(I) Richard Waterman, born about 1590, 
came from England in 1629. He first settled 
in Salem, Mass., was banished like Roger Wil- 
liams for religious heresy, and followed the 
latter to Providence in March, 1638. He was' 
one of the seven persons to whom Roger Wil- 
liams deeded land in Providence, and in 1639 
was one of the twelve original members of the 
first Baptist Church in America. He was one 
among those who signed an agreement in 1640 
for a form of government. He was made a 
freeman in 1655, and served, in turn, as com- 
missioner, juryman and warden. He was also 
colonel of militia, and proved himself a mau 
of great force of character and distinguished 
ability. He lived in Providence and Newport, 
He and his wife Bethia died respectively in 
1673 and 1680. Their children were: Na- 
thaniel, married to Susanna Carder; Resolved, 
married to Merey, youngest daughter of Roger 
Williams; Mehitable, married to Arthur Fen- 
ner; Waite, married to Henry Brown. 

(II) Resolved Waterman,' born in 1638, 
married in 1659 Mercy Williams, born in 
Providence July 15, 1640, daughter of Roger 
(bora in 1599, died 1683) and Mary (Barn- 
ard) Williams, and they were of Providence, 
R. i. Mr. Waterman was deputy to the Gen- 
eral Court in 1667. He died in 1670, in early 
manhood, full of promise. His widow^ re- 
married, her second husband being Samuel 
Winsor, and died in 1705. Hia children: 
Richard, born in January, 1660, died Sept. 
28, 1748, married his own cousin, Anne, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Water- 
man; Merey, bora in 1663, died Feb. 19, 1766, 
married Tristan Derby ; Ensign or Capt. 
John, of Warwick, H. I., born in 1664 or 
1666, died Aug. 38, 1748, married Anne, 
daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (March) 
OIney; Resolved, born about 1667, died Jan, 

13. 1719; Waite, born about 1668, married 
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(III) Ensign- Resolved Waterman, bom in 
166?, married (first) Anne HarriB, bom Nov. 
12, 1673, daughter of Andrew (son of Wil- 
Liam). His second wife's Christian name was 
Mercy. Mr. Waterman settled in what is now 
Greenville, R. I., in 1689. He represented the 
town of Smithiield in "General Assembly" in 
1715; was ensign ifl the militia. He died 
Jan. 13, 1719. His widow Mercy remarried, 
and died in 1750. His children by the first 
marriage were: Resolved, Mercy and Joseph; 
and those by the second were: Waite, John 
and Hannah. 

(IV) John Waterman, son of Ensign .Re- 
solved and Mercy, was born in 1715 and died 
Feb. 12, 1799. On June 17, 1739, he mar- 
ried Mary Whipple, daughter of Job Whipple, 
the ceremony being performed by Thomas 
Sayles, in Burrillville, E. I. Mary Whipple 
was a woman of exceeding brilliancy of intel- 

*lect and of extraordinary personal charm. 
John Waterman became a large landowner in 
the town of Johnston, owning an extensive 
tract which is now a part of the Olneyville 
annexed district of Providence, R. I. He had 
several children, among whom were Job and 
Capt. Laban. The last named served in the 
war of the Revolution, and was later active in 
the State militia of the town of Johnston, 
where he received the title of captain., He was 
bom in 1745, and died in 1795. On Jan. 23, 
1786, he married (second) Esther Eddy, and 
they had three cliildren, one of whom died in 
infancy. Resolved and Betsy lived to per- 

' petuate this line, and Betsy married Earle 
Knight, Mrs. Ezra Gallup, of Connecticut, be- 
ing their only living descendant. 

(V) Job Waterman, son of John, was born 
in Johnston, R. I., and became a large farmer 
in that town. He married Margaret Saun- 
ders, and their children were: Resolved, Eli- 
Fha, Cynthia (who married Judge James Ran- 
dall of Johnston), Lydia, Phebe and Job. 

(VI) Resolved Waterman, son of Job and 
Margaret, became a farmer and also operated 
a sawmill in the town of Johnston, R. I. He 
was very prominent in town affairs and repre- 
sented the town in the Legislature. He mar- 
ried Anna Waterman, daughter of Benjamin 
(a soldier of the Revolution) and Sarah 
(Sheldon) Waterman, granddaughter of Ben- 
jamin Waterman, great-granddaughter of Na- 
thaniel and Susanna (Carder) Waterman, 
and great-great-granddaughter of Richard 
Waterman. They had a family of twelve chil- 
dren. 

(VII) Nicholas Sheldon Waterman, son of 
Resolved and Anna, was born in Johnston, R. 



I., Jan. 18, 1805, and learned the trade of 
wheelwright and carpenter. In 1826 he came 
to Fall Biver to put a wheel in one of the 
mills here,' and a few years later retomedr 
and was again employed here at his trade. 
After his marriage in 1835 he made Fall 
■River his permanent home, being employed at 
hie trade in various mills and for a time was- 
also engaged in block making. For many 
years he was a member of Mount Hc^ Lodge- 
of Odd Fellows. He died May 5, 1B79. On 
March 6, 1835, he married Sarah Bowen Wil- 
cox, born May 10, 1816, in what is now Fall 
River, daughter of Humphrey and Sarah 
(Bowen) Wilcox, a member of a family that 
owned practically all of what is now Little 
Compton. She was a member of the Society 
of Friends, and she died June i, 1901. Eight 
children were bom of this union: (1) John 
B., bom Jan. 23, 1837, was mate on the 
"State of Maine," a former transport, and was 
drowned in New York harbor Aug. 17, 1866. 
He was unmarried. (2) Susan A., born Sept. 
19, 1838, is the widow of William M. Bobin- 
Bon, who reeides in Fall River. (3) Sarah S.,. 
born Aug. 31, 1840, died unmarried in De- 
cember, 1875. (4) Annjeanette, born Feb. 
4, 1843, is unmarried and lives at Fall River. 
(5) Jane A., bom Oct. 24, 1844, is the widow 
of Joseph Oscar Westgate, and lives at Fall 
River. (6) Cynthia C, born Dec. 16, 1846, 
is unmarried and lives at Fall River. She 
and her sister^ Mrs. Robinson and Miss Ann- 
jeanette, occupied until 1909 the old family 
homestead at No. 389 Ferry street, erected by 
Nicholas S, Waterman at a time when the 
neighborhood was a choice residential locality. 
(7) Nicholas, bom June 10, 1850, died in 
parrington, R. I., May 21, 1907. (8) Fred 
Ellsworth was bom Jan. 29, 1861. 

(VIII) Fred Ellswobth Waterman, bob 
of Nicholas Sheldon and Sarah Bowen (Wil- 
cox), was bom in Fall Biver Jan. 29, 1861,. 
and was educated in the public schools, grad- 
uating from the high school in 1879. His^ 
first work was as an under clerk in the Flint 
mill office, and there he laid the foundation of 
his practical knowledge of the varied details 
of the mill business, which formed a perfect 
complement to his natural ability and keen- 
ness, and made him a most successful mill 
treasurer in later years. On leaving the Flint 
mill he became bookkeeper, and later sales- 
man, for Mackenzie & Winslow. He was aft- 
erward employed as bookkeeper by D. H. Cor- 
nell, , the First National Bank, the B. M. C. 
Durfee Syndicate, and was head bookkeeper 
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treasurer of the corporation of the Coruell man, and a member of an old Cape Cod fam- 

milla, a rather doubtful honor at the time, as ily; the latter was of New Bedford, and a 

the mills were heavily in debt and doing a descendant of the old Bussell family, founders 

losing busineES. He faced the task bravely, of that place. Three sons were born to Mr. 

and by cloeest application and hardest work, and Mrs. Waterman: Fred E., Jr., graduated 

coupled with good businesa sagacity, he from Harvard in 1910 and is now connected 

brought the Cornell up to the highest stand- with a cotton brokerage house at Boston; 

ard, the stock at the time of his death being Nicholas Sheldon is a student at Harvard; 

quoted at about $200 per share. His success John Bowea is a member of the class of 1911, 

here led to his selection for a like position Durfee high school. 

at the Stafford mills, March 2, 1901, and Mr. Waterman died May 14, 1909, and his 
on the 11th of that month he entered upon his funeral was held four days later at his borne 
duties there. This proved a most difficult on School street, the services being conducted 
task, and again his whole strength and energy by the Rev. W. W, Adams, D. D., of the 
were taxed, but again he was successful, and First Congregational Church. As a tribute 
where he found a deficit be left a comfortable of respect the Stafford and Cornell mills, em- 
surplus. The outcome of his treasurership in ploying about 1,200 hands, were closed for 
these two mills has been regarded by mill men the day, and the cloth and cotton brokers' offi- 
ae a phenomenal record few were capable of ces downtown were closed and the shades drawn 
making. during the hour of the funeral. At a meeting 
When the Fall River print cloth mills were of the directors of the Cornell mills, the fol- 
in a syndicate Mr. Waterman acted as a sell- lowing resolutions were adopted : 
ing agent. For six or eight years he was a 

member of the executive committee of the Itetoh,^ Th»t we Mt« upon the reoordi an ex- 
Cotton Man^acturers' Association. Hisrepu- KSTto^rdTa^Sr ^/l' '^l^a'^io^i^' t^u^rS?; 
tation extended throughout New England, Fred E. Waterman. 

and his friends were men powerful and influ- Elected to offlceat a time when the affaira of the 

ential in the manufacturing world, who knew corporation were in a oondition that waa far (rom 

his honor and his worth and respected him as '^^^^- ^' *°*?"^ ^"' ^' "P?" *''L ^t^'' 

. <> J -11 I, L J * _ which waa given him and quickly displayed the 

a man. As an all-round mill man he had few knowledge aid eldll that Wth uitirin^ devotion 

equals, and few if any superiors, and he was achieved succensei. In the years that fdlowed, few 

considered one of the most able men in bis ■* they now teem, by •uporlative ability, energy |ind 

line that Fall. River has produced. 1^""*? •"« protected and advanced the intereeU of 

t:« ■ 11 ir -itr . i_ I 3 J. tDO0e whom he nerved and won a olace amonff the 

FrutOTially Mr. Watemim belonged to ,„,„„t „, a, „u„„t,rtui,r. ot Kiw EngUnl 

Kmg Phihp Udge, A F. 4 A. M. ; F.11 E™r ^oagh «.n,pl™o.. ,„ . ,^iiy „d ™»d.nc. 

Chapter, R. A. M. ; Qodfrey de Bouillon Lorn- of (pinion which came from cleameBs of vision and 

mandery, K. T. ; and Mount Hope Lodge, souadneee of judgment, he bore himself with unfailing 

I. 0. 0. F. He was a member of the Queque- "^V^ **""^ 'l'* a«««jate« who to-day feel not 

Chan Club, and of other clubs in Fall R?ver. ?g SrveTa^«|'C^^^*rii'Zra.^r''5 

but while he was fond of society his home and affairs, but the more lasting grief which follows r 

the companionship of his family were his chief parting of personal tiea. 
delight and he was an ideal husband and 

father. He was a lover of all sports, hunting At a meeting of the directors of the Stafford 

being hia favorite. A genial companion, be mills, the following tribute to the memory of 

was a favorite socially. He had a nataral their late treasurer wag unanimously adopted 

gift for music, and he becanie an excellent *Qd ordered to be placed on the records of the 

performer on the violin, thoroughly enjoying corporation and a copy of the same to be for- 

a gathering of musical friends. He made a warded to the family of the deceased: 
nmnber of violins himself. He was fond of 

curios of all kinds and of things of ancient !•» Memoriam. . 

design and bad quite a collection in his home. ^ ^a" Eiver, May 14. 1909, Fred Ellsworth Water- 

His religious connection was with the First „ ™ . ™«, aged fortyeight ywrs. 

n„„ r*;™»i rn. u Mr. Waterman was treasurer of the Stafford mills 

Congre^tional Church. fro^ ,90i to 1909, and the directors of this corpor- 

On Jan. 29, 1886, Mr. Waterman was atiim desire to place upon their records this tribute 

united in marriage with Cornelia S. Akin, of ** ••'■ (aithful service, and this eipreaaion of the 

Westport, daughter of the late Daniel B. and ereat lota they have sustained by his death. 

Sar^h W (Allen) Akin, the former a sucl%fTh™intrmaT"rc^;^Xt''^'i^r''o^ 

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corporation faithfully and well. Unsparing of self, 
he gave th« beet that wbh in him without stint and 
without reserve, with notable success. His worth 
was full}' appreciated bj both directors and itock- 
bolders, and in his death this corporation has Bustain- 
ed a most serious loss. 

WILLIAM BEATTIE, now lining retired, 
but -in hia active life one of the large quarry- 
men and contractors in his line in southern 
MassachusettB, a man wlio won success by his 
own work and gained position on his own 
merits, was born Oct. 4, 1829, in Halifax, 
Nova Scotia, a younger brother of John Beat- 
tie, quarryman and contractor, late of Leete 
Island, Guilford, who was horn in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, June 18, 1820. John Beattie, their 
father, was a freeman of that city, and a 
direct descendant of that noted Beattie family 
of Eskdale Moore, in Dunfriessbire, Scotland, 
whose ancestry baa been traced back more than 
six centuries, and whose valor and exploits in 
peace and war have been celebrated in the 
story and song of that country by Sir Walter 
Scott and others. On the paternal side his 
-grandmother was Nancy Armstrong, a de- 
scendant of the Johnson family, of Dumfries- 
shire, also prominent in the affairs of Scot- 
land. The mother of John Beattie was Ann 
Bichardsou, a daughter of John and Catha- 
rine (Tate) Richardson, both of families be- 
longing to Haddington, Scotland. John and 
Ann (Richardson) Beattie bad children: 
John, George (born in 1822), William, David 
(born in 1831) and Christiana. The parents 
came to America in 1828 and settled in Nova 
Scotia, Canada, where his father carried on 
bis trade of stonemason and contractor. He 
was contractor in the construction of the 
masonry work on the Shubenacadie canal, be- 
tween Halifax and Pictou. In that locality, 
on a small farm, the paternal home in this 
country was established. 

John Beattie, the elder of the brothers 
above referred to, was eight years old when 
he came with the family to this side of the 
Atlantic. In the neighborhood of the new 
home be was sent to school for a short time. 
But hie robust nature rebelling against the 
restraint imposed by sedentary life, he pre- 
ferred to labor in the fields of his father's 
farm. In Nova Scotia he attended with profit 
a few terms at the school of an excellent man, 
Rev. Mr. Morrison, and to these brief periods 
his school days were limited. After a few 
years' residence in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and 
when John would no longer attend school, his 
father proposed to indenture hiin to learn the 
trade of a shoemaker, and had selected a mas- 



ter for him, whereupon the independent lad 
gave so emphatic a demonstration against the 
step that the plan was summarily abandoned. 
This opposition was probably the act in life 
which led him into the vocation in which he 
for 30 many years was successfully engaged. 
Being now thirteen years old, strong and 
healthy, with a love- for outdoor occupation, 
his father was persuaded to allow him to learn 
the trade of stonecutting, to which work John- 
took with great spirit. In the course of a few 
years the failure of the canal company induced 
the Beatties to make their home at Newport, 
R. I., whence the father and John went to 
New York to work at their trade. A year later 
they proceeded to Boston, and not long after 
to Sewport, where the father died in 1835, 
when John was in bis sixteenth year. The 
care of the family, consisting of bis mother 
and four other children, the next eldest being 
ten years of age, now devolved upon John, 
who, deeply feeling the responsibility placed 
upon him, entered upon his life work with an 
earnestness of application that was bound to 
bring success. In his trade he became very 
skillful, and was a rapid and thorough work- 
man. During the next four years he was em- 
ployed at Fort Adams, R. I., having when be 
was eighteen years old hia first contract to do 
work for the United States government. At 
the age of twenty years he was appointed fore- 
mfiH mason of the bridge builders on a section 
of the Boston & Troy railroad, and the*^ for 
the lollowing two years he had his first experi- 
ence in overseeing large numbers of men In 
1846 he returned to Fort Adams, where he 
was appointed master stonecutter by Gen, W. 
S. Rosecrans, and superintended the prepara- 
tion of the material used in that fortification 
until work was suspended by order of Jefferson 
Davis, at the time secretary of war. Again, 
for a year, Mr. Beattie was with the Boston 
& Troy Railroad Company, in his old capacity. 
He then went to California as a gold miner, 
in 1852, and for over two years had the experi- 
ence of an argonaut without realizing any of 
the rewards sometimee associated therewith. 
Returning to the East, poor in purse and with 
impaired health, his next work was building 
the stone towers for the suspension bridge 
across the Kentucky river at Pleasant Valley, 
from Cincinnati to Covington, in 1857, Hia 
health continuing poor, however, he and his 
brother William next Opened a stonecutter's 
yard at Newport, in which he worked a year 
with beneficial results to his health. 

In 1855 Mr. Beattie was engaged in build- 
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Ohio, between Cincinnati and Covington, after of the New York & Harlem railroad, from 

■which he had an interest in the construction the river to the Grand Central depot, in New 

■of Section 1, of the Brooklyn waterworks, at York City. Much of the stone in the Brooklyn 

■Jamaica, N. Y. That work being completed, suBpension bridge in New York was furnished 

at a lose to him, he epent some time building from these quarries. 

bridges on the Wabash railroad in Indiana, Mr. Beattie had a thorough, practical knowl- 

aifter which he returned to Jamaica, N. Y., edge of every department of work carried on 

and contracted for the construction of another by him, and being possessed of great industry, 

section of the waterworks. This job he per- pluck and executive ability, he prospered iu 

eonally superintended, and to such great ad- his affairg and earned the distinction of being 

vantage that he and his partner cleared $30,- one of the foremost business men in the eastern 

■000 in eighteen months. After this he exe- part of the country. Of strong physique, and 

cuted many contracts for mason work, in liberally endowed with many of the distin- 

bridges on railroads, warehouse docks, and light- guishing characteristics of the Scottish race, 

liouses; built bridges on the Worcester & he was a typical son of the "land of the 

Nashua railroad, on the Old Colony line, and mountain and the flood." 

on the Warren & Fall River railroad; con- William Beattie went to a child's school in 
structed the piers for the bridge at Warehouse Halifax,, and continued his studies after the 
Point (using sand bags for coffer dams for the family settled at Newport, but his attendance 
first time in bridge construction in this coun- at day school stopped after he was ten or 
■try) ; and for the Old Colony docks at Newport eleven years old, and later he attended night 
— all public works. He also built the stone wort school. He commenced work carrying tools 
of the statue of Liberty in New York harbor, at Fort Adams for one year, and then learned 
In 1865 Mr. Beattie purchased the Harri- the trade of mason, serving three years at four 
eou quarry, at Fall River, but after operating dollars per month. His apprenticeship began 
it one year left it in charge of his brother in 1843 and was completed in 1846. In the 
William and his son John, and opened another latter year, in association with his brother 
quarry at Niantic, Conn. In a few years he George, he built a bridge and constructed the 
disposed of that interest, and in February, piers in Bangor, Maine. He was with his 
1869, he went to Guilford, where he bought brother at Fort Adams until 1849, when, dur- 
sixteen acres of land at Hoadley's Point, upon ing Jefferson Davis's administration as sec- 
which were very fine ledges of excellent gran- retary of war, work was discontinued, the 
ite. During the following season he built sev- funds giving out. George Beattie went arovmd 
«ral houses on this tract, doing at the same the Horn in 1849 and John and William went 
lime the mason work for the Newport & Wick- out to California in 1853, making the trip via 
ford railroad. On Aug. 23, 1870, he removed Greytown, in Central America, over the 
]>ermanently to Leete Island, where he con- Nicaragua route. The four brothers, John, 
■tinned to make his home until his death, Nov. George, William and David, were all in Cali- 
18, 1899. Here he developed his large quarry fornia at one time, William Beattie remaining 
interests until the industry became one of the there about two years and four months. Re- 
largest of the kind in the State. His granite turning to the East, he became engaged at 
lands and real estate holdings at Leete Island stonecutting in Netvport, and then in 1865 
increased to more than 400 acres, and employ- with his brother John purchased the Harri- 
ment was given to from 135 to 600 men, their son quar^, in Fall River, which covered an 
■operations being conducted in a systematic area of two and a half acres. It was small 
Tuanner, aided by modem appliances. The and about ready to be abandoned. The broth- 
products were readily transported to many ers operated it about one year, when John 
localities by the Shore Line railroad, running withdrew, and William Beattie added to it as 
through bis lands, and by a fleet of vessels prosperity allowed until the property corn- 
downed by him and laden at his docks at Hoad- prised over sixty acres. Mr. Beattie received 
ley's Point, The granite of these quarries is considerable government work, and continued 
•of several qualities, blue, pink and white, adding to his quarry and extending his busi- 
which are here cut, carved and polished into ness, one of his important contracts being to 
any desired fomi, and a coarse-grained gray, furnish the stone for the foundation of the 
having a carrying capacity of 18,000 pounds State house at Albany, in 1873. Later, in 
to the sqiiare inch, which is mucli used for 1877, he bought out his nephew and continued 
building purposes. A large quantity was thus the business alone. His life has been much 
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the same line. By business ability of the 
most pronounced order he widened his inter- 
ests and increased the scope of his work until 
he became one of the most e:[ten8ive quarry- 
men in his region. By his own efforts, and 
the most honorable methods, he built up a 
business creditable alike to the owner and to 
the community in which it was carried on. 
Mr. Beattie is a director of the Union and 
Seaconnet Mills. At one time he was a mem- 
ber of St. John's Lodge, A. F. & A. M.-, New- 
port, and of Quidneck Encampment (I. 0. 
0. F.), of the same place. 

Mr. Beattie married Mary Hamilton, who 
was bom in northern England, daughter of 
Thomas Hamilton, and came to America when 
two years old. Their children are: David, 
member of the firm of Beattie & Wilcox, of 
Fall River; William Henry, of the firm of 
Beattie & Cornell, of Fall River; and Roy 
Hamilton, who is engaged alone in the build- 
ing of sea walls. 

HENRY FRANCIS BORDEN, M. D., of 
Brockton, where he has been Buccesafuliy en- 
gaged in the practice of his profession for a 
period covering over forty years, is a native 
of the city, son of the late Dr. Adolphus Kins- 
man and Lucy Ann (Brown) Borden. Dr. 
Borden is descended from a long line of Ameri- 
can ancestry, the progenitor of which, Richard 
Borden, was one of the first settles of Rhode 
Island, and from the latter Dr. Borden is 
descended in the eighth generation. 

(I) Richard Borden, bom in 1601, died 
May 25, 1671. The Christian name of his 
wife was Joan. She was bom in 1604 and 
died July 15, 1688. Mr. Bonlen was admitted 
an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck in 
1638, being then of Portsmouth, R. I. On 
May 20th of that same year he was allotted 
five acres of land. He took an important and 
active part in the early affairs of Portsmouth. 
He was assistant in 1653-54; general treas- 
urer in 1654-56; commissioner in 1654-56-57; 
and deputy in 166?-70. To Richard and Joan 
Borden were bom children as follows: 
Thomas, Francis, Mary, Matthew, John, Jo- 
seph, Sarah, Samuel, Benjamin and Amey. 

(II) John Borden, son of Richard, bom in 
September, 1640, married Dec. 25, 1670, 
Mary, born in 1655, daughter of William and 
Mary (Walker) Earle, and was of Portsmouth, 
R. I. Like his father he was prominent in 
the public affairs of the town. He was deputy 
in 1673, 1680, 1700, 1704, 1705 and 1708. 
He died June 4, 1716, and his Vife in June, 
1734. Their children were: Richard, John, 



Amey, Joseph, Thomas, Hope, Mary, William 
and Benjamin. 

(III) Richard Borden, son of John, bom 
Oct. 35, 1671, lived on the main road about 
a mile from the east shore of Mount Hope 
bay and two and a half miles south of the city 
hall in Fall River, his homestead comprising 
about two hundred acres of land. He became 
one of the wealthiest men in the town and at 
the time of his death was one of the largest 
landholders there. He lived until about the 
age of siity years. About 1692 he married 
Innocent Wardell, and their children were: 
Sarah, John, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, Samuel 
and Rebecca. 

(IV) Samuel Borden, son of Richard, bom 
Oct. 25, 1705, became an accomplished sur- 
veyor and was sent by the governor of Massa- 
chusetts in 1760 to Nova Scotia to take charge 
of a company of emigrants and locate them on 
lands from which the neutral French had been 
expelled. He later returned to his home and 
led a retired life, cultivating his farm. His 
will was proved in Tiverton Dec. 7, 1778, he ' 
having died probably in November. About 
1735 ne married Peace Mumford, of Exeter, 
R. I. Their children were: Joseph, Perry, 
Benjamin, Ann, Abigail and Edward. 

(VI Perry Borden, son of Samuel, bom 
Nov. 9, 1739, in Tiverton, passed his early lite 
in aiding his father on the farm and in his 
work of surveying, and soon acquired a good 
knowledge of the art. Soon after the ex- 
pulsion of the neutral French who had been 
located in Nova Scotia, as related above, many 
emigrants from New England went thither 
in 1759, Mr. Borden being one of the num- 
ber, be probably going as assistant to his 
father, who had been made the surveyor to 
locate the settlers on lands. The father re- 
turned to his home in 1761. leaving his son 
Perry there, the latter having concluded to 
remain permanently. It was there that on 
Sept. 6, 1761, he was married to Amy Percy, 
daughter of an English officer. She died Dec. 
2, 1765, and on Oct. 27, 1767, he married 
(second) Mary Ellis, bom May 25, 1745, who 
died in 18.31. His children, the first two only 
bom to the first marriage, were; Samuel, Jo- 
seph, Lemuel, David, Jonathan, Perry, Joshua, 
William, Benjamin, Edward and Abraham. 
Through this same generation also descended 
Jonathan Borden, who was a prominent physi- 
cian, and the father of the present Sir Fred- 
erick Borden, who is minister of militia and 
defense of British North America. 

(VI) David Borden, son of Perry, born 
Jan. 28, 1768, in Nova Scotia, lived in Hor- 



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ton. Nova Scotia, and died there io 1864, aged ton), and in the common schools received his 
ninety-six years (another record giving his age early education. He then attended for five 
at death as ninety-nine years, ten months), years Prof. Hunt's Academy in his native 
Id 1793 he married Elizabeth Kinsman, who tovn, after which he became a student in the 
attained advanced years and died in Nova Harvard Scientific School, graduating there- 
Scotia. Their children: Sarah, bom in Octo- from in the class of 18fi5, with the degree of 
ber, 1795; Mary, bom in May, 1798; S. B. He furthered his studies in the cbemi- 
AdolphuE K., bom Jan. 26, 1802 ; Edward, cal laboratory under Prof. J. P. Cook, and by 
bom about 1805; Elizabeth, bom Sept. 6, attending lectures given by Prof. Louis Agas- 
1816; James, bom Feb. 24, 1820; John, born siz. Entering Harvard Medical School he 
Dee. 14, 1821; and Annie A., bom Jan. 1, graduated with the degree of M. D. in the class 
1823. of 1869. During the last year of hie medical 
(VII) AdolphuE Kinsman Borden, M. D., course he became house physician in the Bos- 
son of David and Elizabeth, was born in Hor- ton City hospital, receiving this appointment 
ton. Nova Scotia, Jan. 26, 1803. After study- through a competitive examination, and re- 
ing in Windsor College he came to Boston, maining there one year. For the purpose of 
and began the study of medicine in the ofQces furthering his medical studies Dr. Borden took 
of Dr. Jacob Bigelow and Dr. John C. War- a trip abroad, where he spent over a year in 
ren, well known physicians and surgeons of special study of medicine and operative 
their day, after which he received his degree surgery in Paris and other foreign cities, re- 
of M. D. from the Harvard Medical School, maining in Paris until the outbreak of the 
graduating with the class of 1824. At the Franco- Prussian war. Hetuming to his native 
«]ass dinner was present General LaFayette, town he in 1870 began the general practice 
who was on his second visit to this country at of his profession, in which he has continued to 
the time, the graduating class of Harvard be- the present time with success, 
ing invited to dine with him. Dr. Borden Dr. Borden is a member of the Massachn- 
€ntered upon the practice of his profession at setts State Medical Society, the Harvard 
Wareham, Mass., where he remained about Medical Alumni, and the Boston City Hospital 
one year; thence he removed to North Bridge- Alumni, and has served as president of the 
water, where he afterward resided in tlie en- latter one year. He is consulting surgeon of 
goyment of a successful practice. the Brockton Citv Hospital, and chairman of 
In 1826 Dr. Borden married Lucy Ann, the Training School for Nurses of Brockton, 
daughter of Bartholomew Brown, Esq., and Fraternally he belongs to Paul Revere Lodge, 
Betsey (Lazell) Brown, and granddaughter of A. F. & A. M.; Satucket Chapter, K. A. M.; 
John Brown and Ginger (Hutchinson), of Bay State Commandery, K. T.; and for a 
Sterling, Mass. Bartholomew Brown was a number of years he was a member of Msssasoit 
native of Danvers, Maes. He was graduated Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. ; he was first noble grand 
from Harvard University in 1799, and as a of Nemasket Encampment, No. 44; for several 
lawyer settled first in Sterling, then in East years he was also a member of "the B. P. 0. 
Bridgewater. His wife was a daughter of Elks. In politics he ie a Bepublican, but his 
den. Silvanus Lazell, of East Bridgewater. profession has engrossed too much of' his time 
To Dr. Borden and his wife were bom the to allow him opportunity for active party 
following children : Elizabeth Kinsman, bom work. He and his family attend the Church 
March 4, 1827, died aged fourteen months; of the New Jemsalem. 

George Kinsman, bom Aug. 14, 1829, died On Sept. 30, 1875, Dr. Borden was married 

May 25, 1889, unmarried; Edward Adolphus, to Frances I. Cousens, daughter of Capt. 

bom Feb. 28, 1833, died unmarried Oct. 13, Willard Cousens, a sea captain of Faii^eld, 

1908; Marv Mitchell, bom Jan. 31, 1837, died Maine. Dr. and Mrs. Borden have one daugh- 

Feb. 13, 1899; Henry Francis was bom Dec. ter, Mary Elizabeth, bom May 16, 1894, who 

15, 1844. Dr. Borden and his wife were of has been educated by private teachers, and is 

the Swedenborgian faith, belonging to the now studying music, possessing a very fine 

Church of the New Jemsalem at Brockton, voice. 
He died Jan. S9, 1875, and she passed away 

June 28, 1876. CHARLES EDWARD COOK, prominent 

(Till) Henry Francis Borden, youngest in street railway affairs, and one of the active 

child of the late Dr. Adolphus Kinsman and and influential citizens of New Bedford, Mass., 

Lucy Ann (Brown) Borden, was bom Dec. was bom at Tiverton, R. I., and is a worthy 

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Rhode iBland before the middle of the seveD- 
teenth century. 

(I) Thomas Cook became an inhabitant of 
Portsmouth, R. I., and "gave his engagement 
to the government and propounded for a lot" 
in 1643. He was made a freeman of Ports- 
mouth in 1656, and was a deputy in 1664, 
From the frequency of his name in public 
records he must have been a man of consider- 
able prominence. His wife's name was Mary, 
and he was the father of three sons: John, 
bom in 1631, evidently a son by a former 
marriage, as in the settlement of his estate his 
widow is spoken of as "step-mother to John 
Cook"; Thomaa, known as Capt. Thomas; and 
George. Thomas Cook, the father, died Feb. 
6, 1674. 

{II) John Cook, son of Thomas, born in 
1631, died in 1691. He was made a freeman 
in 1655, and was a deputy in 167G. On June 
3, 1668, he and Daniel Wilcox were given the 
privilege of running a ferry at Pocasset. He 
married Mary. Borden, and they had a family 
of nine children: Mary, who married William 
Manchester (bom 1654, died 1718), and died 
in 1716; Elizabeth, bom 1653, who married 
in 1680 William Briggs (born 1650), and 
both died in 1716;, Sarah, who married 
Thomas Wait, and died in 1733; John, bora 
1656, who married Kuth Shaw; Hannah, who 
married (first) Daniel Wilcox and (second) 
Enoch Briggs, and djed in 1736; Joseph, who 
married April 10 (or 19), 1691, Susanna 
Briggs; Martha, who married William Cory; 
Deborah, who married William Almy; Thom- 
as, who married Mary Cory, and both died in 
1736. 

(III) Joseph Cook, son of John and Mary 
(Borden), m'arried April 10 (or 19), 1691, 
Susanna Briggs, and their children were: Deb- 
orah, hom May 5, 1692: John, Feb. 27, 
1694; Joseph, April 30, 1695; Thomas, March 
31, 1697; William, Sept. 11, 1701. Joseph 
Cook, the father, was a deputy to the General 
Court in 1704-07-08-09. He died March Zl, 
1746. 

(IV) Thomas Cook, son of Joseph and 
Susanna (Briggs), was hom March 31, 1697, 
He married in Portsmouth May 30, 1722, 
Philadelphia Cornell, daughter of George and 
Deliverance (Clark) Cornell. Their children 
were: Deborah, born Nov. 3, 1723; George, 
March 28, 172-'): Sarah, Nov. 4, 1726; Susan- 
na, June 17, 1728 ; Walter, Jan. ( ?) 19, 1729 ; 
David, Oct. 12, 1731 ; Deliverance, Aug. 31, 
1736; Hannah, April 1, 1738; Mary, Oct. 23, 
1739; Peleg, Oct. 3, 1741; Enth, Oct. 16, 
1743; and Isaac, June 21, 1745. 



(V) Capt. Isaac Cook, son of Thomas ancE 
Philadelphia (Cornell), born June 21, 1745, 
married Lydia Seabury, bom Sept. 27, 1744. 
They became the parents of children as fol- 
lows; William, born July 4, 1767; Reuben, 
June 7, 1769; Elizabeth, May 5, 1771; Char- 
lotte, Sept. 12, 1773; Sarah, May 26, 1776; 
Hannah, May 29, 1779; John, May 14, 1781;. 
Dennis, March 13, 1783; Isaac, Feb. 27, 1785; 
Godfree, March 26, 1787. Isaac Cook, the 
father, was a captain in the Revolutionary 
army. 

(VI) William Cook, son of Capt. Isaac and 
Lydia (Seabury), born July 4, 1767, married 
April 28, 1798, Deborah Cory, daughter of 
Philip and Comiort Cory. His children were : 
John, bora Sept. 20, 1799; Edward C, Feb. 

14, 1802; Deborah, Sept. 6, 1803; Mary Ann,. 
May 27, 1806 ; Philip C, Dec. 26, 1807 ; and 
William. William Cook was engaged in the 
China trade for some years, and later in life 
took up farming. 

(VIII Edward C. Cook, son of William and 
Deborah (Cory), born Feb. 14, 1802, married 
Oct. 21, 1828, in Tiverton, R. I., Ruth Cook, 
born Sept. 3, 1812, daughter of John and 
Alice (Hamblcy) Cook, granddaughter of 
William and Huth (Tat>er) Cook, great-grand- 
daughter of Walter Cook (bora June 19, 1729, 
son of Thomas and Philadelphia Cornell 
Cook) and Elizabeth (Hall) Cook. Edward 
C. Cook was a farmer by occupation. His 
children were : Charles E, (bora Aug, 4, 
1833), Sarah, John and Emma, 

(V) Walter Cook, son-of Thomas and Phil- 
adelphia (Cornell), was bom Jan. (or June) 
19, 1729. He married May 1, 1851, Elizabeth 
Hall, of Portsmouth, R. I. Their children 
were: George, bora July 2, 1751; Thomas, 
Sept. 3, 1753; William, Nov. 7, 1755; Pliila- 
delphia, March 10, 1758; Elizabeth, March 

15, 1760; Mary, April 2, 1762; Sarah, April 
9, 1764; Hannah, April 21, 1766; and Walter, 
Oct. 8, 1768. 

(VI) William Cook, son of Walter and 
Elizabeth (Hall), bora Nov. 7, 1755, married 
Feb. 8, 1782, Ruth Taber, bora March 3, 1762, 
daughter of Thomas Taber. Their children 
were: John, born in 1782; Cynthia, born Oct. 
3, 1783; and David, born Feb. 3, 1789. 

(VII) John Cook, son of William and Ruth 
(Taber), born in 1782, married in 1810 Alice 
Hnmbley, born March 10, 1787, daughter of 
Benjamin Hambley. Their children were; 
Eliza H., bora Oct. 26, 1810; Ruth, Sept. 3, 
1812 (who married Edward C. Cook) ; Sarah, 
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Nov. 3, 1817; Mary C, Nov. 19, 1835; Fanny Thomas Alger who was a private in Capt. 

A., June 12, 1831. Kathan Packard's (Light Infantry) com- 

,{VII1) Charles Edward Cook, son of Ed- pany. Col. John Jacobs's regiment; enlisted 
■ward C. and Euth (Cook), was eighteen years Oct. 9, 1779, discharged Nov. 8, 177a, one 
of age when he removed with hie parents to month's service at Rhode Island. The chil- 
Dartmouth, Mass., and there he remained on dren born to Thomas and Mehitabel were: 
a farm until he was thirty .years of age. He James and Daniel, both of whom were bap- 
then came to New Bedford and engaged in the tized in 1766. 

meat and produce business where the Standard (V) James Alger, son of Thomas, made his 

building now is. Later he became interested home in the town of Bridgewater, part of his 

in real estate operations, first with S. T. Viall, property lying in West Bridgewater. By oc- 

and for several years with Abbott P. Smith, cupation he was a farmer. He served in the 

Mr. Cook was one of the organizers and the war of the Revolution, his records appearing 

first president and manager of the Acushnet in Soldiers and Sailors of MaEsacbusetts as 

Street Railway Company, and after its con- follows: James Alger, of Bridgewater, matrosa, 

BoLidation with the Union Street Railway ('apt. Daniel Lothrop/s company, Col. John 

Company be held the position of manager and Bailey's regiment; enlisted April 10, 1775, 

purchasing agent for several years. I^ter be discharged May 8, 1775 — service twenty-three 

and others with him built the Dartmouth & days. Also private, muster roll dated Aug. 1, 

Westport street railway, of which he was in 1775, enlisted May 3, 1776, service three 

1898 a director and vice president. months, six days. James Alger married Me- 

Mr. Cook has been twice married. He mar- liitabel Briggs, of Norton (same name as his 

ried first Julia E. Potter. . His present wife mother), and their children were: Daniel, 

was Mary Ann Sherman, aaughter of Royal James, and several daughters, one of whom 

Sherman, of Dartmouth, and to this union was Olive (who married Daniel Tyler, of 

was bom a son, Edward R., now a farmer in Pittsfield). 

Dartmouth. (VI) Daniel Alger, eldest son of Jamea, 
was bom on the line of. West Bridgewater, tbe 

STILLMAN ALGER, a well known agri- Bridgewater and West Bridgewater town lines 
culturist of Bridgewater who for fifty and running through his house. After his mar- 
more years was Engaged in butchering, was riage he moved to East Bridgewater, where he 
bom in that town June 29, 1^28, youngest for some time engaged in farming. His health 
child of Daniel and Salome (Keith) Alger, failed and he was obliged to give up work, and 
The Algers are one of the early settled families he passed his last years with his children, 
of southeastern Maseachuaetts. He died at the old home in Bridgewater. In 

(I) Thomas Alger, the first of the name in 1806 he married Salome Keith, bom in 1787, 
Bridgewater, located first in the town of daughter of Joseph and, Betty (Sherman) 
Taunton, and later came to that part of Keith. Tbey bad nine children, as follows: 
Bridgewater known as West Bridgewater. In Kmily Williams, born Oct. 1, 1807, who mar- 
1665 he married Elizabeth Packard, daughter ried Riiel Richmond and died leaving a 
of Samuel Packard, and among their children daughter Fanny, who resides in Brockton, 
were Israel and Deliverance. Mass.; Daniel Francis, born March 29, 1810; 

(II) Israel Alger, son of Thomas, made his James Newton, bom Oct. 26, 1812; Joseph 
bome in Bridgewater, where he followed farm- Allen, born Jan. 1, 1815; Eliza Sherman, born 
ing and where he died. He married Patience Nov. 11, 1817, who married John Eaton; 
Hayward, daughter of Natbaniel Hayward, Salome, born March 20, 1820, who married 
and their five children were: Israel, bom in Mason Simmons, and died leaving five chil- 
1689; Joseph, 1694; Thomas, 1697; Na- dren — George (deceased),. Ida (widow of 
thaniel, 1700; and John, 1704 (died 1730). Charles A. Bonney, of Brockton), Emma (un- 

(III) Thomas Alger, son of Israel, was bom married and residing in Brockton), Harriet 
in Bridgewater in 1697, and in 1724 married (married to Arthur Hall, of Brockton) and 
Sarah Dunbar, daughter of Peter Dunbar. Morton (of Bridgewater) ; Morton, bom Oct. 

(IV) Thomas Alger, son of Thomas, was 7, 1822; George F.. bom Dec. 19, 1825; and 
bom in Bridgewater, and died in 1793. He Stillman, bom June !)9, 1828, now tbe only 
married Mebitabel Briggs, of Norton, and she survivor of his family. 

died in 1795. In the Massachusetts records (VII) Stillman Alger, son of Daniel, was 

of soldiers and sailors who fought in the war early deprived of his mother's care, and when 

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it necesearj to place him in the care of atran- and has taken great pride in his fann, his 
geiB. At the age of ten years he came with the liorses and his town. He is a member of the 
rest of the family to Bridgewater, and what- Unitarian Church. Fraternally he belongs. to 
ever education he received was obtained in a Fellowship Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Bridgewater. 
local school, which be attended only during On April 31, IS50, in Bridgewater^ Mr. 
the winter months. From the time he was Alger married Margaret Washburn, bom in 
ten he had to work at farm labor, and at the that town Dec. 9, 1839, daughter of Carver 
age of iourteen he was hired by his brothers, Washburn (mentioned elsewhere). She died 
who were engaged in the butchering buBtnesB, July i, 1856, at the age of twenty-seven, and 
to drive their meat wagon, receiving the first was laid to rest in Mount Prospect cemetery, 
year his board and clothes, and the following where also ere buried three of her four chil- 
year his board and ten dollars a month. He dren. The children were: Stillman, bom 
continued in this line until he was eighteen Dec. 29, 1850, was drowned in the Pacific 
years old, when he started in business on his ocean in February, 1868, while on a voyage 
own account, and , for over a half century he for his health ; Austin Washburn, bom June 
conducted a successful butchering business, 19, 1852, was drowned near his home in 
having the Bridgewaters and other towns near Bridgewater in July, 1872; William E., bom 
by for his market. He bought his cattle at May 20, 1854, died March 5, 1855; and Har- 
Brighton, and he killed and dressed from ten net Carver, bom Feb, 19, 1856, died Dec. 6, 
to twenty head per week during these years. 1856. In 1866 Mr. Alger built a good cot- 
He was also engaged in farming, having tage, but his wife did not live long to enjoy it. 
bought his land piece by piece until he now Since the death of his wife and children he 
has seventy-five acres of fine land, all under has boarded witi a neighbor, 
cultivation, and a part of it in the town of 

West Bridgewater. He also owns the old MARSHALL (Brockton family). For an 
home, in the honse on which place his father hundred years and more the family of Mar- 
was horn. This house stands half in the town shall has been in the Bridgewater region of 
of West Bridgewater. He has made extensive Massachusetts, and for only a little less than 
improvements on the place, and has added an that in that part of the North parish (later 
ice house and other buildings. He has been North Bridgewater and now the city of Brock- 
a great lover of horses, and has always owned ton) where have figured a(^vely in business 
good blooded stock. He has raised over and been a part of the civic and social life 
twenty, many of which brought fancy prices, of this community some of the posterity of 
In 1865 Mr. Alger, in partnership with Josiah Hayward Marshall, notably his son Perez 
B. Thomas, of Wareham, under the firm name Marshall, long engaged in the manufacture of 
of Alger ft Thomas, engaged in business in shoes, and the latter's son, the late Howard 
Boston, dealing in hides and skins, in which Tisdale Marshall, who for a number of years 
line they continueS for a period of twelve was prominent in the activities of the city, 
years, when their place of business was visited The Harshall family is an ancient one nere, 
by a fire, destroying their stock, Mr. Alger as well as one of distinction. It will be re- 
losing over $10,000 as a result of the conflagra- called that this family gave to the country one 
tion. of its chief justices of the Supreme court. 
Mr. Alger is a strong Republican, and has There were a number of immigrants to New 
always supported the policies of that party, but England by the name of Marshall in its early 
he is a man of independent ideas and cannot history, but the name has not been common 
be tnmed from what he thinks is right. For or the family numerous in this immediate 
many years he . filled the office of selectman, section of Massachusetts, 
and for three years was chairman of the board. Christopher Marshall, of Boston, 1634, 
He has been chairman of the board of asses- went to Exeter, N. H. Edmund Marshall, 
sors, and was overseer of the poor. At the of Salem, 1636, probably removed to Ipswich 
age of fifteen, in 1843, he became a member and on to New London, Conn. From him is 
of the Plymouth County Agricultural Society believed to have come the early Framingham 
and has continued so ever since, and for family of the name, and those in and about 
twenty-five years has been a trustee of the the region of Connecticut just indicated, 
same. For a number of years he has been a Francis Marshall, of Boston, a master mari- 
member of the West Bridgewater Grange, and ner, came in the ship "Hopewell," from Lon- 
also the Old Colony Pomona and the StatS don, 1635, as did also John of Boston. And 
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John of Providence, 1639, and John of Dux- 
bury (who married Mary, daughter of Hev. 
Balph Partridge). There were also among 
-others Thomas Marehall, of Boeton, 1634; 
ICobert, of Salem, 1637, who, perhaps, moved 
to Boston; Thomas, of Dorchester, 1634, who 
probably moved to Windsor, Conn. The 
Thomas Marshall, of Boston, 1634 (above), 
resided there and was a man of much re- 
epectability, his name often occurring on the 
town records ; he was chosen to offices of trust. 
He was a deacon of the First Church and was 
eelectman of Boston from 1648 to 1657, repre- 
sented the town in the General Court, etc. 
He brought from England two sons, Thomas 
and Samuel, and two daughters. Of the sons, 
Samuel settled in Windsor, Conn., was a cap- 
tain in the great Swamp Fight Dec. 19, 1675, 
and was there killed with many of. his men. 

John Marshall, alluded to above as coming 
in the "Hopewell," lived in Milk street, Bos- 
ton, and died in advanced age, leaving de- 
scendants, probably one of whom was Col, 
Thomas Marshall, who had command of the 
10th Massachusetts Begiment, Continental 
troope, from 1777 to 1780, and in the same 
regiment Capt. Christopher Marshall had a 
company. It is probable that most of the 
Boston Marehalls have been of the family 
just named, though Robert and Francis left 
some descendants there. 

Still later on, and distinct from any of the 
early Marshaile above mentioned, was a John 
Marshall who as means of distinction has 
been characterized as of Braintree. He was a 
Tuason or bricklayer, and the Christian name 
of his wife was Ruth. He was a native of 
Scotland, and is of record in Boston as early 
as 1659, One of his sons, Thomas, settled in 
Greenvrich, Connecticut. 

There lived in ancient Bridgewater along 
in the middle of the eighteenth century one 
Benjamin Marshall, his wife, to whom he was 
married in 1768, being formerly Mary, born 
in 1749, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Gannet) Hayward, and a , descendant of 
ThomaB Hayward, who came from England 
and settled in Duxbury before 1638 and be- 
came an original proprietor of ■ Bridgewater, 
from whom her descent is through Nathaniel, 
Thomas and Thomas Hayward (2). The chil- 
dren of this couple were: Hayward, horn in 
1771; Calvin, born in 1774; Benjamin, born 
in 1777; Rowlandson, born in 1780; Gannet, 
"bom in 1784; and Ambrose, twin to Gannet. 
Of these, Rowlandson married in 1808 Olive 
Manley, and Gannet married in 1810 Mary 
Hayward. 



Hayward Marshall, son of Benjamin and 
Mary (Hayward), born April 6, 1771, seeming- 
ly lived for a time in Stoughton, at least it is 
in evidence that he came from Stoughton to 
the town of North Bridgewater, On June 8, 

1794, he married Olive, horn in 1774, daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Olive (Manley) Hayward, 
of the same Hayward family alluded to above. 
Their children were : Abigail, bom May 12, 

1795, married Waldo Field; Benjamin, born 
Jan. 19, 1798, married Polly Howard; Hay- 
ward, bom March 5, 1800, married Almira 
Wild; Perez, born Dec. 29, 1801, is mentioned 
below; and Hannah, bom Dec. 15, 1803, mar- 
ried Rossetter Jones. The father died June 
13, 1839, and the mother Nov. 12, 1860. Mr. 
Marshall was engaged in farming in that part 
of town known as Marsliall's Corner, where 
he also kept a tavern for a number of years. 

Perez Marshall, son of Hayward, born Dec. 
29, 1801, married (first) April 24, 1825, 
Sophronia Thompson, daughter of Capt. 
Thomas Thompson, of North Bridgewater. 
She died May 1, 1836, and he married (sec- 
ond) Dee. 15, 1838, Elizabeth Tisdale, daugh- 
ter of Col. Israel and Betsey (Talbot) Tis- 
dale, of Sharon, Mass. Mrs. Marshall was a 
direct descendant in the seventh generation of 
John Tisdale, who was born in England about 
1600, and in 1636 came to Duxbury, Mass., 
where he remained until 1650, when he re- 
moved to Taunton, Mass., where during King 
Philip's war in 1675 his house was destroyed, 
and he was murdered by the Indians, Mrs. 
Marshall died in North Bridgewater March 
27, 1858, aged forty-three years. The children 
of Perez Marshall, alt bom to his second 
marriage, were: Howard Tisdale, born Oct. 
24, 1839, is mentioned below; Susan Eliza- 
beth, born Jan. 9, 1841, married Henry Man- 
ley, of North Bridgewater, and they reside in 
Roxbury, Mass. ; Albert Leander, bom April 
21, 1842, served in the Civil war as a member 
of the 3d Mass. V. I., and the 14th Mass. 
Battery, and died May 2, 1910, unmarried; 
Ijouisa Ann, bom Feb. 29, 1844, married 
(first) Frederick Gates, of Orange, Mass., 
and (second) Charles Healey, of Lynn, Mass., 
and is now a widow, residing in Boston; Ed- 
ward Elmer, born Sept. 5, 1846, was drowned 
Feb. 26, 1853; Emma Josephine, born July 
12, 1848, is the wife of Josiah Sears, of 
Brockton, where they reside; Alice Almira, 
born Sept. 17, 1850, is the widow of Charles 
Galen Manley, of Boulder, Colo., where he 
died and where she now makes her home; 
Charles Sumner, born March 27, 1853, mar- 
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Bridgewater ; and Abby Sophronia, bom Aug. which time he was engaged in the publishing 
21, 1855, died Aug. 3, 1856. Perez MarBhall, buBinese, having establiehed "The New 
the father, was a farmer in early life, and and Free Thought in Politiee," which publica- 
owned a large tract of land in that section of tion was devoted to the cause of Antimasonry. 
■the town known as Marshall's Corner. Later In political faith Mr. Marshall was a Bepubli- 
he engaged in the manufacture of boots and can, with independent tendencies. For aev- 
ahoes, and was the pioneer in the introduction eral years he was a member ot the Brockton 
of eongresE gaiters when they were first pat- Board of Trade, having been a member of the- 
ented, paying $75 per year as royalty. He same during the McKinley administration, 
continued successfully engaged in manufac- when the question was diaeussed by the vari- 
tuting until about 1861, when he retired from ous Boards of Trade of the country, as to 
the business, and some ten yeare later removed what disposition was to be made of the Philip- 
to North Bridgewater Centre, where the re- pine islands after the Spanish-American war. 
mainder of his life was spent, and where he Mr. Marshall attended the Unitarian 
died Aug. 21, 1883. In early life he was a Church, of which his wife is a member, and h& 
Whig, later becoming a Free-soiler, being a was kindly toward all movements tending to- 
great admirer of Charles Sumner, and was ward the intellectual and moral growth of the 
one of the three men who went from North community. 

Bridgewater to Worcester, Mass., to form On Aug. 88, 1862, Mr. Marshall married 
that party; in later life he became a Bepubli- Sarah Augusta Dunbar, who was bom June- 
can, continuing as such until his death. 27, 1843, in North Bridgewater, daughter of 
Howard Tisdale Marshall, eldest son of Hiram and Lydia Weston (Dickerman) Dun- 
the lale Perez and Elizabeth (Tisdale) Mar- bar, and a descendant in the seventh genera- 
shall, was bora Oct. 24, 1839, in North tion from James Dunbar, of Hingham, Mass.; 
Bridgewater (now Brockton), in that part of she is also a descendant of John Alden. To 
the town known as Marshall's Corner. He ac- this union were bora two sons: (1) Albert 
quired his early education in the district Tisdale, bom May 15, ISfi?, graduated from 
Bchools; later he attended Prof. S. D. Hunt's the School of Technology, Worcester, Mass., 
Academy, which was then one of the well after which he took a post-graduate course at 
known institutions of his native town., Leav- the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 
ing school when about eighteen years of age, Boston ; he is ' now a member of the H. T. 
he went to work for his uncle, Edward Tis- Marshall Machine Company, of Brockton. He 
dale, of West Bridgewater, engaged at boot is the patentee of an ice machine for refriger- 
and shoe making, having previously acquired ating purposes, and is located in Hartford, 
a knowledge of the business by working in Conn., where he has charge of the Federal Ice" 
his father's shop out of school hours. After Company's plant. He married Lois Dunbar, 
remaining with his uncle for about one and a daughter of Charles Henry Dunbar, of West 
half years, he purchased his father's business, Bridgewater, and they have two sons, Ralph 
and continued to manufacture boots and shoes Merriman and Paul Howard. (3) Herman 
in that shop until 1869, when he removed to W., bora Nov. 10, 1875, a graduate of Johns 
the center of North Bridgewater, where he en- Hopkins Medical School and the Boston 
gaged in the manufacture of shoes, on Mod- School of Technology, is unmarried and re- 
tello street. Mr. Marshall also patented sev- sides in Boston, where he is a practicing phy- 
eral novelties in the shoemaking line, such as sician and surgeon. 
. rubber sole lawn tennis and yachting shoes, 
which became well known throughout the JAMES HENRY NYE, a successful busi- 
country. He met with success in the business, ness man engaged in the hay and grain trade 
dnd continued to .manufacture shoes until at Brockton, of which place he is one of the 
Dec. 1, 1892, when he sold out to Kimball, representative citizens, is a member of one of 
Tisdale A Baker. Being of a mechanical turn New England's earliest settled families. Mr. 
of mind, with natural as well as acquired Nye was bom Jan. 21, 1840, in Sandwich, 
ability, he began the manufacture of shoe ma- Mass., a descendant of Benjamin Nye, the 
chinery, in which, together with experimental emigrant ancestor, in the seventh generation, 
work in the line of machinery construction, Nye as a family name is said to have made 
he continued until his death, which occurred its first appearance about the middle of the 
May 15, 1910. In 1899 he started the publi- thirteenth century in Denmark. From that 
cation of the Brockton Weelclif Free Press, time on and into England the family has been 
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to which the reader is referred for detail, Isaac JenningB) ; Ebenezer, bom Sept. 23, 
Since the coming to New England in the early 1687; Peleg, kim Nov, 12, 1689; Nathan; Jo- 
years of the seventeenth century of Benjamin aeph, bom in 1694; and Cornelius, bom in 
Nye, the forerunner of this family here in 1697. 

Ainerica, it has been a continuous one, many (HI) Peleg Nye, bom Nov. 12, 1689, in 
members of which have given a good account Sandwich, Mass., married June 26, 1717, Eliz- 
of themselves, becoming useful men and abeth Bryant, and they were residents of Sand- 
women in their various communities, and the wich. He died there in November or Decem- 
men prominent and influential in various lines ber, 1761. Their children were: Nathaniel, 
of effort and public service. The generations bom June 7, 1719; Elizabeth, born May 22, 
down to James Henry Nye follow in chrono- 1721 (married Joseph Gilford) ; Joseph, bora 
logical order. Oct. 21^ 1723; and Abigail, born March 5, 1725. 

(I) Benjamin Nye, bora May 4, 1620, at (IV) Joseph Nye, bom Oct, 21, 1723, in 
Bidlenden, Kent, England, came to this coun- Sandwich, Mass., there died in 1790. He mar- 
try and to Lynn, Mass., in the ship "Abigail," ried Dec. 23, 1756, Elizabeth Holmes, of Sand- 
with Edmund Freeman's Company, 1635. Mr. wich, who survived him. Children : Elielia, 
Nye's lineage is traced back to Bandolf Nye, born Nov. 2, 1757; Bartlett, bom Aug, 8, 
who settled in Sussex, England, in 1527, 1759; Temperance, bom May 3, 1762; Lem- 
tbrough William Balph, Thomas and Thomas uel, bom Oct. 14, 1764; Jane, born in 1767; 
(2). Benjamin Nye was married Oct. 19, Bryant, bora Sept, 13, 1769; Joseph, born 
1640, in Sandwich, Mass., to Katherine, daugh- Oct. 30, 1771; Heman, bom Nov. 23, 1773; 
ter of Thomas Tupper, who, too, was a passen- and Peleg, born July 9, 1778. 

ger in the "Abigail," and who in 1637 settled (V) Heman Nye, born Nov, 23, 1773, in 
in Sandwich, In 1654 Benjamin Nye's name East Sandwich, Mass., died there June 2, 
appears on a list of those contributing toward 1847. He was a seafaring man, following the 
building a mill; in 1655 his name is on the same vocation all his life, being engaged mostly 
subscription list for building a meetinghouse; in the West Indian trade, and for many years 
in the same year (1655) he was supervisor of was master of vessels plying in this trade. On 
highways; in 1657, he engaged to pay fifteen June 24, 1799, he married Mehetabel How- 
shillings yearly toward the minister's salary; land, bom June 23, 1773, daughter of Job 
was chosen constable in 1661, etc. He seems Howland, of Barnstable, and a direct descend- 
to have built a mill at the little pond and ant of John Howland, of the "Mayflower." 
therefor the town in 1669 voted him twelve Their children were: Job Howland, bom Feb. 
acres of land. He was granted permission in 25, 1801; Hannah Howland, bom Dec. II, 
1675 to build a fulling-mill upon Spring river. 1805; Josiah Fish, bora Sept, 21, 1806; 
These with other references to him in import- Joanna Chipman, borq April 25, 1809 ; Heman, 
ant connection and relation to public business bom July 31, 1812; Elisha B., born March 8, 
evidence the kind of man he was. The chil- 1815; and Pelee. born March 10, 1817. The 
dren of Benjamin and Katherine were: Mary, mother died May 25, 1860. 
John, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Mercy, Caleb, Na- (VI) Josiah Fisli Nye, father of James 
than and Benjamin. Henry Nye, was born Sept. 21, 1806, in Sand- 

(II) John Nye, son of Benjamin, took the wich, Mass., and died there Sept. 1, 1867. In 
oath of fldelity in 1678, and in that same year early life he followed the sea, and for a time 
served .on the grand jury. Along with his was engaged in the whaling trade, being mate 
brother, Ebenezer, be purchased 100 acres of of various vessels thus engaged. He finally 
land in Falmouth, and in 1689 they were made a trip to the Middle West, going by way 
granted 200 acres more. On May 10, 1694, he of the Erie canal and tlience by ox team, the 
was appointed on a committee by the town to trip taking three weeks ; and he bought a tract 
erect two cottages on the plain for the shep- of land in Ohio, in Sandusky county, where 
herds to dwell in. He was on a committee in now stands the city of Fremont. He remained 
September, 1695, to provide a suitable person there but about a year, when he returned home 
to keep school in the town for one year. Mr. and again took to the water, following the sea 
Nye married Esther Shed. He died in 1722, until about twenty years prior to his death. 
Children: Benjamin, born Nov. 24, 1673; when he took up farming in the south part of 
John, born Nov. 22, 1675; Abigail, born AprU the town, where he had a well kept farm of 
18, 1678 (married Edward Dillingham) ; Ex- about one hundred acres. For many years he 
perience, born Dec. 16, 1682 (married Josiah lived in the central part of the town, but 
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part of the town, where his remaining days member of Electric Lodge, No. 204, I. 0, 0. 

were spent and where he died. He was a very F., of Brockton. For a number of years he 

industrious man, and kindly in manner. In has been a member of the Boston Chamber of 

early life he was an old-line Whig, and upon Commerce, and he holds membership in the 

the organization of the Bepubliean party be- Commercial Club, and ia a member of the 

came identified with the latter. In his younger Board of Trade at Brockton, 
days he United with the Congregational Although not a member, Mr. Nye ia identi- 

Church, hut in his latter years was identified fied with the First Congregational Church, and 

with the Methodist Church, which he attended is libera! in his donations to various religiouB 

up to the time of his death. In 1838 he married and charitable organizations. In political 

Sarah A. Nye, born March 6, 1811, daughter of faith he is a stanch Republican, but has never 

Prince Nye, of Sandwich. Mrs. Nye died Feb. aspired to public office. 

20, 1846, aged thirty-five years, the mother of On Oct, 10, 1866, Mr. Nye was united in 
two sons, namely : James Henry, mentioned be- marriage to Magerie C. Fish, dauehter of Chip- 
low; and Holmes, bom Oct. 8, 1845, who mar- man and Mercy (Chadwiek) Fish, of Sand- 
ried Sarah J. French, and resides in Walpole, wich. Mass, Mrs. Nye passed away in Brock- 
Mass., where he is engaged as a contractor and ton Dec. 12, 1893, the mother of the following 
builder. Josiah F. Nye married (second) Jan. children : Florence G., born Aug, 31, 1873, who 
19, 1847, Deborah Allen, bom Dec. 19, 1813, resides at home; and Josiah C, born Aug. 11, 
of Barnstable, Mass. She died without issue, 1883, who is associat«d in business with his 
in Sandwich, Jan. 19, 1860. father and resides at home. 

(VII) James Henry Nye acquired his edu- 

cation in the district schools of his native town. Through his grandmother, Mrs. Mehetabel 

attending school in the winter months and (Ilowland) Nye, Mr, Nye is descended from 
assisting with the work on the home farm dur- (I) John Howland. of the "Mayflower," 

ing the summers until he was about eighteen 1620, who married Elizabeth Tilley. 
years of age. After leaving school he followed (II) John Howland (2), born 24th of 2d 

farming, shoemakiug and various other occupa- month, 1627, in Plymouth, married 26th of 

tions which kept him busy at home until he 10th month, 1651, Mary, daughter of Bobert 

was about twenty-six years of age. He then Lee, of Barnstable. 

took up shoemaking as his steady occupation, (HI) John Howland (3), bom 31st of 12th 

and in 1871 came to North Bridgewater (now month, 1674, in Barnstable, married (second) 

Brockton), and for the following ten years 2d of 11th month, 1719, Mary Crocker, 
followed shoemaking, working in the "gang (IV1 Job Howland, born 18th of 6th month, 

rooms" of various shoe factories. In 1881 Mr. 1726, in Barnstable, married 6th of 12th 

Nye entered business on his own account, estab- month, 1753, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin 

lishing bira?elf in the livery and sale stable Jenkins. 

business at No. 65 Lincoln street, and shortly (V) Mehetabel Howland, daughter of Job, 

after, in connection with the livery stable, en- married Heman Nye. 
gaged in the hay and grain business. He re- 
mained at the same location until the grade HORTON (in early records without the 

crosainga of the New York, New Haven & "H"). The Horton family came early to New 

Hartford railway were abolished, when he re- England. Thomas, of Windsor, removed to 

moved his business to Freight Yard square, at Springfield in 1638 and died leaving a son 

which location he has since continued. In Jeremiah by wife Mary. Barnabas Horton, 

1905 Mr. Nye disposed of the livery depart- a native of Monsley, Leicestershire, England, 

ment of his business to J. B. Kelsea & Com- was at Hampton in 1640, and was of Southold, 

pany, and has since devoted his time entirely Long Island, in 1662. Benjamin Horton, per- 

to the other branch, dealing in hay, grain, etc. haps a brother, lived at the same place, same 

Mr. Nye is also senior member of the firm of time, and Caleb, too. Then there was John 

Nye & Gleason, of Brockton, his partner being Horton at Guilford, and Thomas at Charles- 

Willard F. Gleason, of Holbrook, this firm town. Coming now to the Rehoboth Hortons, 

being extensively engaged in the wholesale liay one John Horton, said to have come from Eng- 

business, as dealers and shippers, having a land, settled in Rehoboth and there married 

large storehouse and hay pressing machines Mehetabel Gamzey, and had John, Jotham, 

located in Seneca county. New York. Nathaniel, Jonathan and David. The Reho- 

Fraternally Mr. Nye is a member of Paul both vital records give as the early beads of 

Revere Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and is a charter families there Thomas and Hannah, David, 



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their eldest child, being bom Oct. 8, 1701 ; and Emory C. Kellogg, of Swansea, and they have 

John, Jr., and Mary, whose eldest child, Ruth, a son, Arthur C.) ; Arabella B., Aug. 20, 1863 

was bom July 19, 1720. (married Elmer A. Cummings, and resides in 

(I) Solomon Horton, of Rehoboth, married Swansea; no children); and Arthur E., Aug. 
there Feb. 18, 1737-38, Mary Goft. Their 6, 1870 (married Dec. 30, 1891, Lillian F, 
children of Rehoboth town record were: Weaver, daughter of Stephen and Ruth Buf- 
Charles, bom March 18, 1739; Constant, Oct, fington Weaver; no children). 

29, 1740; Solomon, Jan. 15, 1742-43; Mary, Nathaniel B, Horton was active, energetic 

Aug. 10, 1745; Abigail, Oct. 14, 1747; Daniel, and industrious, and was prominently identi- 

Jan. 30, 1749-50; and Aaron, March 21, 1752. fied with every affair of interest in his town. 

(II) Solomon Horton (8), son of Solomon He held every office of importance in the gift 
and Mary (Qoff) Horton, bom Jan, 15, 1742- of his townsmen. He represented Seekonk 
43, married at Dighton in November, 1768, and Rehoboth two seeeions in the State Legis- 
Hannah Talbot, of that town. Mr. Horton lature. During the Civil war he was agent for 
waa a soldier of the Revolution, serving as ser- the town in filling its quota for military serr- 
geant in Capt. Elijah Walker's company, ice; was also recruiting and enrolling officer 
Colonel Pope's Bristol county regiment, 1776. and placed in service for Rehoboth abont 190 
He was a resident of Dighton, Mass., and he enlisted men, traveling in that service through 
and his wife were the parents of ten children, varions States and as far south as Virginia, 
seven of them eons. Perhaps very few men in the town ever have 

(III) Aaron Horton, son of Solomon and held more responsible positions, or discharged 
Eannah (Talbot) Horton, bom in 1779 or their duties *with more ability or with more 
1760, married (first) Bethaney, daughter of acceptance to their constituents. Formerly a 
Samoel Baker, of Rehoboth, and (second) Jan. Democrat, later a Free-soiler, he was fronn 
3, 1842, Sally, daughter of Cromwell and Sarah 1857 a Republican. Mr. Horton was con- 
(Mason) Burr, of Rehoboth.. Mr. Horton nected with various corporations and buBioess 
was occupied in fanning in Rehoboth, Mass., interests of Fall River, being a stockholder in 
where he died Dec. 3, 1854, aged seventy-four several banks and a number of cotton mills, of 
years. His children were : J&son, Danforth, one of which, the Bonme Mills, he was a direc- 
Hiram, Nancy B. (married Jarvis W. Eddy), tor from the time of its organization untii his 
Nathaniel B., Angeline (married Levi Baker) death. He was often called upon to admink- 
and Alvah. ter estates, and had the reputation of being not 

(IV) Nathaniel Baker Hobtos, son of only an able and upright business man, but 
Aaron and Bethimey (Baker) Horton, was an agreeable and very social gentleman, with a 
bom in Rehoboth July 25, 1820. He was large following of friends. His death occurred 
educated in the rcHooIb of his native town, and Jan. 4, 1900, and he was buried in Cold Brook 
remained on his father's farm until he was cemetery, Rehoboth. 

eighteen years old, when he went to Fall River. Hail Buffinton, father of Mrs. Mary J. Hor- 

I'here he learned the mason's trade of Earle & ton, was bom in Rehoboth, Mass.,, son of Benja- 

Horton, of that city, and worked at that occu- mio and Mary (Mason) Buffinton, and there 

pation twenty years. About 1856 he pur- spent the greater part of his life. He died at the 

chased the old homestead of his father, con- age of thirty-nine years. He married Patience, 

(dating of abont one hundred acres in Rehoboth, daughter of David and Elizabeth (Luther) Bos- 

which had been in the possession of the family worth, and they had five children : Ruth A., 

for several generations. To this he has added who married John H. Pierce and resides in 

one hundred acres by purchase. He married Lawrence, Mass.; Mary J., who married Na- 

Jan. II, 1844, Mary M., daughter of James thaniel B. Horton; David B., deceased; Gardi- 

and Hary H. (Mason) Eddy. She was bom ner Luther, deceased; and Ocorge Hail, de- 

in Swansea Aug. 25, 1824, and died April 14, ceased. 

1850. They had a son, Arthur, bom Jan. For many years Mrs. Horton has resided 

24, 1847, who died in 1853, Mr. Horton mar- during the summer at her cottage in Tiverton, 

ried (second) Dec, 23, 1864, Mary J., daugh- R. I., overlooking the waters of Mount Hope 

ter of Hail and Patience (Bosworth) Buffin- bay and the Seaconnet river. During the rest 

ion, of Rehoboth, She was bom July 18, of the year she lives in a new hoose which she 

1832, Four children blessed this union, built at Hortonville after the death of her lius- 

namely : Adin Baker, bom Nov. 7, 1856 ; Mary band, while her son Arthur resides at the ol J 

M,, Oct. 31, 1857 (married Frank N. Martin, homestead. 

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B. and Marj J. (Buffiuton) Horton, was bom 1659. His wife ie said to have lived till 1692, 

Nov. 7, 1855. On June 26, 1879, he married but probably this date has arisen Irom a mis- 

Haimab S. Hale, daugliter of William B. and understanding of the record respecting the wife 
Elizabeth Hale, and she died in October, 1909, of John of Yarmouth. John and Deborah 

the mother of four children: Alvah H., born (Batchelder) Wing had at least four sons: 

Sept, 7, 1880 {married Etta Allen, of Assonet, Daniel, Johii, Stephen and Matthew, 

and has one son, John Allen) ; Mary E., Oct, (11) Stephen Wing, son of John and Deb- 

1, 1881 (married Robert Hewitt, of Middle- orah (Batchelder) Wing, married in 164G-47 

boro, and has one son, Bertram Adin) ; Angle Oseah, daughter of Edward Dillingham, one 

B., April 12, 1883; and Nathaniel B., Dec. of the nine aesociatcE to whom the town had 

18, 1891. been granted in 1637. Mr. Wing lived in 
Sandwich, tradition fixing the location of bis 

WING (New Bedford family). The Wing farm not far from Spring Hill. A prt of the 
family here treated — that of some of the de- house he built in 1644 is said to be still in exiet- 
Bcendants of the late John and Jlebecea (Slo- ence. He appears to have been an earnest ad- 
cum) Wing of Dartmouth, one of whose sons vocate of religion and morality, as he was a 
was the late Capt. Lyman Wing, who was for strenuous Bupporter of religious meetings and 
many years a master mariner and a successful public order. He became a convert to Quaker- 
whaler, and the latter's son, the present Charles ism and he and his family became permanently 
F. Wing, Esq., long successfully engaged in the connected with the Society of Friends, and it 
house furnishing business, one of New Bed- is said that his posterity have in all their gen- 
ford's enterprising and public-spirited citizens erations remained true to his example. Mr. 
— is a branch of the ancient Wing family of Wing was chosen town clerk in 1669. Hia 
Sandwich, this Commonwealth, where the name wife Oseah died 9th of 4th month, 1653-54, 
has been a continuous one and the family num- and 7th of 11th month of that same year he 
erous from almost the very dawn of civilization married Sarah, daughter of John Brigga, who 
there, and one of some two hundred years' at the age of twenty, in 1635, came to Amer- 
standing in Dartmouth. ica. She died 26th of 3d month, 1689, but the 

There follows in chronological order from the date of his own death ia uncertain, one account 

first American ancestor and somewhat in detail placing it 34th of 8d month (old style), 1710, 

the genealogy and family history of the New His children were: Nathaniel, bom about 1646- 

Bedford branch of the Wings alluded to. 47; Deborah, bom about 1647-48; Ephraim, 

(I) John Wing, of Sandwich, of whom noth- bom in 1649; Mercy, bom in 1650; Stephen, 
ing seems to be deiiniteiy known by the geneal- bom in 1656; Sarah, bom in 1657-58; John, 
ogist of the Wing family before- his arrival at born in 1661; Abigail, bom in 1664; Elisha, 
Boston and his residence at Saugus (Lynn) bom in 1669-70; Ehenezer, bom in 1671; 
except that he had married Deborah, the second Matthew, bom ^n 1673-74 ; Joseph, born in 
daughter of Rev, Stephen Batchelder, and was 1677; and Benjamin, bom in 1678. 
one of that minister's company. Mr. Batch- (III) Matthew Wing, son of Stephen and 
elder and company arrived at Boston June 5, Sarah (Briggs) Wing, horn in 3d month, 
1633. Mr. Batchelder had been well educated, 1673-74, married 4th of 9th month, 1696, Eliz- 
had received orders in the Established Church, abeth, born in August, 1659, daughter of Adam 
«nd had gained considerable reputation among and Mary (Lott) Mott and widow of William 
his clerical brethren for learning and ability, Ricketson, of Portsmouth, R. I., and Dart- 
Prom dissatisfaction with the rites and insti- mouth, Mass. Mr. Wing in 1705 purchased a 
tutions of the church he had refused conformity farm in that part of Dartmouth which became 
with the requirement of his superiors and had Westport, Mass., near Hicks's bridge, which 
been deprived of his Ecclesiastical commission, land is still in the possession of one of his 
Soon after this he left England, and went with descendants. Their children were: Joseph, 
his family to Holland, where he'resided several born in 1697-98; Benjamin, bom in 1698-99 ; 
years. He then returned to London and sailed and Abigail, bom in 1700-01. 
from there March 9, 1632. (IV) Joseph Wing, son of Matthew and 

John Wing's place of residence at Sandwich Elizabeth, bom 20th of 1st month, 1697-98, 

was situated about a mile from the present vil- married Catharine, After a brief residence in 

lage of that name, and here was the home of Sandwich, where his older children were bom. 

the elder branch of the family for subsequent Mr. Wing removed to Dartmouth, Mass., whei« 

generations. The date of Mr. Wing's death is he died. His children were: 2Ierviah, bom in 

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born in 1721; John, born in 1731; an3 Daniel, net avenue. New Bedford. In 1887 he erected 

born in 1734. the large brick block bearing his name on Pur- 

(V) John Wing, son of Joseph and Cath- chase street, between Union and Williams 
arise, bom 10th of 7th month, 1731, married streets. 

Oct. 35, 1750, Jemima Shepiherd, who died Captain Wing was a man of kindly, genial 
ISSth of 11th month, 1816. Their children nature, and was unlTersally esteemed and re- 
vere: Catherine, bom 39th of 5th mouth, 1753; spected. He died of heart failure at his home, 
Dorcas, bora 17tb of 10th month, 1753; and No. 236 Acushnet avenue, New Bedford, Mase., 
John, bom lltb of 4th month, 1755. Dec. 30, 1891, in the sixty-eighth year of his 

(VI) John Wing (3), son of John and age. He married Hannah Howland, daughter 
Jemima (Shepherd), born 11th of 4th month, of Holder and Almy (Slocum) Howland, and 
1755, married 4th of 5th month, 1780, in Dart- granddaughter of Bicketson and Jemima 
tnouth, Mercy Almy, horn 3d of 5th month, (Wing) Slocum, of Dartmouth, Mass. The 
1755, He died Ist of 1st month, 1832, and children born of this union were: Charles F. 
«he 5th of 2d month, 1850, in Dartmouth, is mentioned below; Kebecca Almy, born in 
Their children were: Lydia, born 8th of 3d March, 1858, died in October, 1859; Elizabeth 
month, 1783; Joseph, bom 11th of 5th month, Almy, born in, October, 1864, married Albert 
1783; Catharine, bom 26th of 2d month, 1786; Sayward, and had children, Helen A., Eiiza- 
Pardon, born 23d of 3d month, 1788 ; Pa- beth, Mildred and Lyman W. ; Frank L., bom 
tience, bom 25th of 4th month, 1790; Abigail, in May, 1868, mayor of Tampa, Fla., married 
bora 26th of 2d month, 1793; Jemima, born Annie Hale, of Tampa, and has had children, 
14th of 2d month, 1795; John, bora lltb of Dorothy (deceased), Lym«n, Margaret and 
7th month, 1797; and Almy, bora 24th of 8tb Albert Sayward. 

month, 1800. (IX) Chakles P. Wing, son of Capt. Ly- 

(VII) John Wing (3), son of John and man and Hannah (Howland), was born July 
Mercy (Almy), bom lltb of 7th month, 179?, 28, 1851, in New Bedford, Mass. During bis 
married 160i of 3d month, 1820, Bebecca, childhood and early boyhood from his third to 
daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth (Ricketson) his eleventh year — with the exception of two 
Slocum, of South Dartmouth, Mass., and a years he with his mother accompanied his 
direct descendant of Anthony Slocum, one of father on the latter's last two whaling voyages, 
the first purchasers of Taunton, 1639, from the first in the "Fabius," which went into the 
whom her lineage is through Giles, Peleg, Hoi- sea of Okhotsk, and the second in the "James 
der, Peleg (2) and Peleg Slocum (3). Mr. Maury," in the Pacific and Indian oceans. 
Wing died 13th of 3d month, 1869. Their Mr. Wing attended school in bis native city, 
children were : Nancy R., born 8th of 8th and after completing his education began a 
month, 1820 ; Charles F., born 16tb of 3d clerkship under Mr. B. H., Waite, with whom 
month, 1833; lijrman, bom 8th of 3d month, be remained four years. In 1874 he began in 
1824; Sarah Ann, bom 9th of 4th month, a small way the business in which he still con- 
1826; Abner, bom 10th of 6th mouth, 1836; tinues. At the start he occupied only the south 
and Rachel B., bora 4th of 3d month, 1850. half of the front store in the old wooden build- 
(It is said Abner and Rachel R. were chil<Jren ing on Purchase street, which was replaced in 
by a second wife.) 1887 by the present Wing building. Later the 

(VIII) Capt. Lyman Wing, son of John and increase of the business was accommodated by 
Rebecca (Slocum), was bora 8th of 3d month, the old Waite dry goods store adjoining; and 
1824, in Dartmouth, Mass., and from an early still later Mr. Wiog purchased the old Man- 
age followed the sea in the business of whaling, hattan house property, and in 1897 completed 
He rose successively through the various grades a large addition at the rear of the original 
to the position of master. Among the wnaling store, where he has carried on a business in 
shipe of which he was captain was the "Bmns- general house furnishings for upward of a third 
wick" of Dartmouth, and "Fabius" and of a century. Mr. Wing is a director of the 
"James Maury" of New Bedford. Of the two New Bedford Safe Deposit & Tmst Company, 
latter vessels Messrs. Charles R. Tucker & Co. member of the board of trustees of the New Bed- 
were agents. ford Institution for Saving, and a corporator 

Captain Wing was a very succesefnl master, of the Five Cents Savings Bank. He has long 

He made a fortune in whaling and retired since established a reputation for honorable 

trcaa active .business in 1862, and until 1868 and fair dealing and is well and favorably 

resided on Clark's Point. In the last named known as one of New Bedford's substantial men 

year he removed to his late residence on Acush- and respected citizens. Fraternally he is a 

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member of Star in the East Lodge, A. F. & A. 
■ M, ; Adoniram Chapter, R. A. M.; New Bed- 
ford Counci], E. & S. M.; and Sutton Com- 
mandery, Xniglits Templar. It is tlie intention in this article to foUow 

Mr. Wing married A\erick P. Tripp, daiigh- the one branch only of the American Estea 

tev of Robert and Lydia (Swain) Tripp. Four family, tliat of the Portsmouth -Tiverton -Fall 

children have been born of this union, as fol- River family, whose head was the late Edmund 

lows: Charles ¥., Jr., born July 2, 1876, who Estes, long identified with manufacturing in 

married Sarah Cornell, daughter of Pardon the vicinity of Fall River, followed by his son 

Cornell, and has a daughter, Averick; Wil- and grandsons, one of whom, the present John 

liara Lawton, born Dec. 17, 1880; Edward H. Estes, from young manhood to the evening- 

Howland, born Jan. 24, 1885, who married of life has been a conspicuous figure in the in- 

Rachel Barrows, daughter of John Barrows; dustrial life of Fall River and long one of it» 

and Richard Lyman, bom March 1, 1888, who substantial men and influential citizens. Fxom 

graduated from Dartmouth College in the class the first American ancestor of the latter gentle- 

of 1909. man we outline in chronological order the 
genealogy and history of the Edmund E&tea 

ESTES (Fall River family). By a mem- line of the family. 
ber of the American family the Estes family (I) Richard Estes, son of Robert and Doro- 
has been traced back in the Old World to the thy Estes, of Dover, England, bom in the 
year 1097. "To our generation," he said, "it third month, 1647, came to New England in 
has become known that England was not the the fall of 1684, landing at Boston, thence 
home of the Estense, or Este, family, whence proceeding to what is now Portsmouth, N. H., 
the great American genius sprang; neither in to join lus brother Matthew Eetes, who had 
crossing the channel, and searching among the preceded him about two years. Mr. Estes wa& 
many of the kindred name in France, do we a member of the Society of Friends. He mar- 
find the plant indigenous; but over the Alps ried at Dover, N. H., June 23, 1687, Elizabeth 
and beneath the skies of sunny Italy, where the Beck, of Great Island (Portsmouth), who was 
olive and the chestnut forests thrive — it is bom Nov. 8, 16*3. Later Mr. Estes moved to 
here the old Roman of all made his grotto, Salem and still later to Lynn, where he had 
established his estate and habitation, reared his property. He was styled sleymaker and also 
brood and founded the. House of Este, which yeoman. To him and his wife eleven children 
now has an abiding place in all the world." were bom. 



In books and magazines on homes and gar- 
dens many references are made to the "incom- 
parably beautiful Villa d'Este, at Tivoli, Italy, 
owned and designed by Cardinal Ipolito d'Este, 
the master gardener of his day." The follow- 
i partial description : "The use of foun- 



(II) Robert Estes, son of Richard, bom 
Aiig. 27, 1694, in Salem, Mass., married Dec. 
22, 1715, Ann, bora Aug. 25, 1694, daughter 
of Thonias and Ann (Freebom) Durfee, of 
Portsmouth, R. I. Mr. Estes lived in Tiver- 
ton, R: I., about 1715, and in 1717 in a deed 



tains, cascades, canals, rivulets and pools seems of property he purchased he is styled a ehip 
to have reached the pinnacle of possibility at carpenter of Portsmouth, R. I. This prop- 
the Villa d'Este, thanks to the abundant water erty, a dwelling and some fifteen acres of land, 
supply of the river Anio. There is grandeur was at a place known as Common Fence, on 
in its studied simplicity. No posing mermaids the old road that leads to Focasset or An- 
eombing their hair, no spouting dolphins, no thony's Ferry, near where the present Old 
Dianas surprised at the bath detract from the Colony railroad bridge is located. He' was ad- 
lofty fountains with their clouds of misty niitted a freeman of Portamouth May 1, 1718. 
spray. The gardens rank among the most In 1728 and 1729 he was a mariner of East 
notable in the wortd." In his poem "Paris- Greenwich. R, I. ; was made a freeman of that 
ina," Lord Byron refers several times to the town in May, 1730. He and his wife were 
Estes family and to the famous villa: members of the Society of Friends, Their 
children were: Richard, Sarah, Thomas, and 
"Sbe eita in Eate'a bower." Ann. 
"The chief of Este's ancient sway." (HI) Thomas Estes, son of Robert, bom 
_, , ,, , , April 17, 1735, in Portsmouth, E. I., married 

'. f^'.wf l,™™r.' ™in- J"Iy 24. I?*'', Elizabeth, bom about 1729, 

a, few short summerB nune i "^ i i it t. ran. a u- ■* 

would more than Eate's Bhins daughter of Joseph Thomas and his wife 

With honors all my own," Euth. Mr. Estes was a tanner, currier and 



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cordwainer by trade; also carried on a large 
farm. He died io 1784. Uis widow Eliza- 
beth died May 2, 1808. Their children bom 
in Tiverton, R. I., were: Robert, Ruth, Jo- 
seph, Elielia, Daniel, Sarah, Edmund and 
Peter. 

(IV) Edmund Eetee, eon of Thomas, bom 
Sept. 8, 1767, in Tiverton, K. I., married 
Oct. 17, 1793, Elizabeth, daughter of William 
Lavrton, of Portsmouth or Newport, R. I. He 
died Sept. 14, 1863. His wife died in 1827. 
Their children, bom in Tiverton, H. I., were: 
Edmund, bom Oct. 23, 1794, who died un- 
married in 1823; and Job, born March 34, 
1797. 

Edmund Eetee wag an able and scholarly 
man. For many years he was a justice of the 
peace, holding the office until age and a 
trembling hand made it necessary for him to 
discontinue; he was known as Esquire Estes. 
He was clerk of the town of Tiverton and 
treasurer of the Union Factory, founded Feb. 
10, 1813, whose wooden structure was located 
oa the sit« of the present Laurel Lake mills. 

(V) Job E^es, son of Edmund, born 
March 24, 1797, in Tiverton, married Dec. 
23, 1823, Delilah, bom Feb. 14, 1800, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Amy (Durfee) Overall, 
of Tiverton. Tlieir children, born in what is 
now Maplewood, in Fall River, were : 

(1) Elizabeth L., bom Feb. 12, 1885, mar- 
ried Oct. 13, 1847, Esek M. Brownell. 

(3) Charles C, bora Oct. 1, 1826, married 
Jan. 20, 1850, Elizabeth, daughter of An- 
thony Coraell and Sarah (Grinnell), of Tiv- 
erton. 

(3) Alzada, bora Dec. 12. 1828, died May 
20, 1844, unmarried. 

(4) Lavinett T., bom April 13, 1830, mar- 
ried Oct. 30, 1847, Thomas W. Lawton, and 
died Oct. 23, 1850. 

(5) Thomas W., bom Nov. 4, 1831, mar- 
ried, died Aug. 18, 1864. 

(6) Joseph D., bom Oct. 9, 1833, married 
Jan. 31, 1856, Abbie B., daughter of William 
and Rhoda (Drake) Manchester, of Tiverton. 

(7) John H. Ebtbs, bom June 19, 1835, 
at Tiverton, married Dec. 86, 1866, Caroline 
A., born Oct. 26, 1841, daughter of William 
B. and Ruth (Healey) Ling, of Fall River; 
Miss Ling was a successful school teacher. 
There were born to this marriage: 

(a) J. Edmund, born Sept. 15, 1867, mar- 
ried Dec. 15. 1892, Abbie P., boro July 26, 
1870, in Fall River, daughter of George W. 
ancK Sarah C. (Peckham) Bronson, and grand- 
daughter of Rev. Asa Bronson, first pastor of 
the Baptist Temple. Mr. George W. Bronson 



was principal of tJie Borden school at Fall 
River. 

Mr. Estes was graduated, from the B. M. C. 
Durfee high school in 1888. While in school 
he distinguislied himself in a variety of way& 
and was elected first lieutenant of the first 
company of the high school cadets. On Sept, 
17, 1888, he entered Eastman College, for the 
businesfl and shorthand courses. From th« 
time of his entrance he showed a deep interest 
in and fondness for the college and everything 
that pertained to it. At the spelling contest 
held in February, 1889, he won the prize dic- 
tionary, and graduated from the business de- 
partment first in his class. He has a natural 
gift for writing poetry, his most notable pro- 
duction being the "National Memorial 
Hymn," which has been sung in every State 
and Territory in the Union, including Alaska, 
as well as in Hawaii and the Philippines, and 
on many of the battleships, among them the 
ill-fated "Maine," The hymn follows: 

God blesB the noldierB brave. 
Who did our Union Mve 

FroTh thTBldom'a wronKal 
Thej dearlf loved the land 
Where Freedam's glories stand. 
And pmine on every hand 

To them belongs. 

Mav angels d^ck etteh mound 
That was not by un found, 

With pboiceat ffowere; 
Long Toa-y the page of fame 
Preserve each hero's name, 
Who freed from Rlavery's nhftine 

This land of oiirs. 

Like leaves in autumn blast 
"nieir ranks are thinning fast, — 

We miss them all ; 
But "Sons" will take their place, 
March with their measured pace. 
All battle dangers face, 

Should duty call. 

We thank Thee that to-day 
The clangor of the fray 

Is beard no more : 
May "Peace and Union" be 
The watchword of the free. 
And all our land agree 

From shore to shore- 
Long may "Old Glory" wave 
Over the land these brave 

Old comrades won ; 
Long may Columbia stand 
Firm as a rock-bound strand, 
A guide to every land 

Beneath the sun. 

(b) Jennie L., bora April 9, 1869, was grad- 
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Up to the time of her graduation her average 
of scholarship stood the highest of any of the 
thousands of pupils who had graduated from 
the school. She was graduated from Smith 
College, Northampton, Mass., in June, 1894, 
an accomplished elocutioaist and pianist. After 
graduating from the Emerson School of Ora- 
tory, Boston, and teaching several years in the 
B. M. C. Durfee high school, Fall Hiver, she 
was married Jan. 23, 1897, at Nashua, N. H., 
to Walter E. Slarr. They have had three chil- 
di^en: Harold E., bom Oct. 27, 1898; Walter 
L., born June 27, 1902, who died June 1, 
1905; and Caroline J., bom Dec. 15, 1903. 
Mrs. Marr is a member of the Daugnters of the 
American Revolution and takes an active part 
in the organization. 

(c) Elmer B., bom Oct. 1, 1872, is pro- 
prietor of the Standard Specialty Mills, War- 
ren, R. I., where large quantities of sanitary 
napkins are made. On Oct. 1, 1903, he mar- 
ried Cora Feckham. 

(d) Everett, twin of Elmer, born Oct. 1, 
1872, is engaged in the insurance business, and 
for several years acted as thtatrical manager. 
He married Susan E. Dunham. 

(8) Benjamin F., bom Jan. 1, 1837, mar- 
ried Dec. 24. 1862, Henrietta Thomas. 

(9) Louisa J., bom Oct. 27, 1837, married 
Nov. 16, 1857, Thomas W. Lawton. 

(10) Anna D., bora April 1, 1843, married 
June 3, 1875, Francis H. Wixon. 

Job Estea founded one of the early indus- 
ttiea in the vicinity of Fall Hiver, and was fol- 
lowed in this line by several of his Eons, one 
of whom became especially prominent in this 
connection. A description of their enterprises 
follows, with a personal notice of John H. 
Estes. 

Job Estes was a wheelwright and his carta 
and wooden plows were famous for many 
miles around. Turning hubs by hand was 
tedious work and he conceived the idea that 
there was power enough in the valley brook 
to turn his lathe and run his saw, and in 1835 
decided to buy the property. He built a smaTl 
shop, about 15 by 15, to which the motive 
power of the brook was transmitted by a flut- 
ter wheel. In 1834 Oliver BufBngton, the pio- 
neer cotton waste dealer of Fall River, leased 
the privilege of operating four 18-inch batting 
cards in the north end of the shop, and Mr. 
Estes spent a part of his time in running 
them, while his wife helped in putting up the 
bate for market. Three years later Jonathan 
Bridges, formerly superintendent of the Mas- 
easoit cotton mill in Fall River, proposed 
utilizing the water for textile purposes, and 



leased the shop and power. A stronger water 
wheel was constructed, and the shop greatly 
enlarged and fitted with wooden shafting, 
which ran about fifty looms weaving sheet- 
ings, shirtings and print goods. Experience 
proved the power to be inadequate for the load 
and Job Estes built a second water wheel 
about thirty rods farther down the stream, 
where a 10-foot fall was obtained, transmit- 
ting this additional power through the woods 
to the mill by a manila rope, but the device 
did not work very well. 

Meanwhile Israel Buffington, who had pur- 
chased the batting machinery of Oliver Buff- 
ington, being promised tlie power of the lower 
water wheel when the Bridges lease expired, 
built adjoining the wheel a wooden mill for 
the manufacture of cotton batting. So anxious 
was he to get started that he could not 
wait for the lease to expire, and constmcted 
a windlass which was turned by a pair of 
horses, behind winch, on the lever, John H. 
Estea, then a barefoot boy, used often to steal 
rides. High over the heads of the horses 
from a horizontal fly wheel about 15 feet in 
diameter, a belt conveyed this provisional 
power to the mill. 

Starting without any working capital Mr. 
Bridges found it up-hill work doing business 
on a credit basis, and before his lease expired 
became financially embarrassed, his creditors 
seizing all his stock, tools and machineiy. 
Quick to improve this opportunity, Mr. Buff- 
ington at the lower mill changed from horse 
to water power and added five cards, which 
increased bis product to about five hundred 
pounds daily. So great was the demand for 
batting that customers in their efforts to se- 
cure it remitted months in advance. Within 
fifteen years he succeeded in accumulating 
considerable money and built a larger mill, M 
stone, upon his own property farther down the 
stream, upon the present -site of the Fall River 
BJeachery. The wooden mill was later 
changed to a grist mill. 

At the upper mill A. & J. Shove succeeded 
Mr. Bridges and equipped it with machinery 
for spinning carpet yarns for domestic weav- 
ing. It was here then John H. Estes started 
as a doffer boy and gradually worked his way 
through every department. When the Shove 
lease expired Job Estes bought the machinei? 
and with his children and two or three em- 
ployees operated the mill for about five years, 
during which time it was decided to anite the 
motive power of the two mills by leadine the 
water in a canal to a site where a fril of 
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two and & half storj etone mill 45 by 70 wae before this a No. 3 millj 50 by 110, was built, 
constructed aud fitted mainly with machinery and the absorbent cotton department added to 
removed from the upper mill, which burned the business, and in 190S a No. 4 mill, 60 by 
to the ground in lii'!2. In 1S60 John H. Vi5, was built for the eash cord business. In 
Estes, whose genius as a practical manufac- 1905 Mr. Estes realized a long-cherished am- 
turer had already made itself felt, associated bition in the incorporation of his plant under 
himself with his brother-in-law, Thomfls W. the name "Eates Mills." In the new manage- 
Uawton, leased the stone mill and machinery, ment Mr. Estes is president, J. Edmund 
and the firm of Lawton & Estes was formed, Estes, treasurer, Elmer B. Estes, superiutend- 
and for about fifteen years continued to make ent, and Bufus P. Walker, secretary, and 
wrapping twine, wicking and carpet warp, these four comprise the board of directors. 
with about twelve employees. Job Estes died During this year {1905) the company bought 
in 1873. Failing to secure another lease of the al^orbent cotton business of the Seaside 
the property the firm dissolved, and the mill mills of Tiverton, B. I., on the shores of 
stood idle several years. Meanwhile John H. Mount Hope bay, and the entire equipment 
Eetes improved his farms and tenement prop- was removed to the Estes mills, where an addi- 
«rty, and although never a dabbling politician tion 51 by 100 was built to accommodate the 
served one year as councilman and another machinery. In 1907 a large two-story office 
as assessor in Fall River. was built and in 1909 a two-story wooden 
In 1880 John H, Eatea bought the mill and building, 60 by 100, for manufacturing pur- 
adjoining real estate at public auction, and, poses. The preaent plant consists of five acres 
with hie brothers, Benjamin P. and Joseph of floor space. It was soon apparent that 
D., formed the firm of J. H. Estes & Bros., these industrial enlargements had overtaxed 
which eusted for ten years. In this concern the motive power of the engine and water 
John H. Estes was manager and largest o^'u- wheel, and in 1906 an auxiliary engine of 
«r, and during the period named his ability 250-horse power was installed. This is a 
and judgment were shown by a series of en- triple cylinder Diesel engine and was the first 
largements and improvements, and by the sig- installation of the kind in Fall River. It 
nal progress which characterized the decade, consumes the cheapest liquid fuel, such as 
In 1883 the mammoth breast wheel of 35- crude oil. 

horse power was supplanted by a modem Early in 1910 Mr. Estes and - Mr. Walker 
ti(rbine of 40-horse power, and in 1887, to purchased the entire capital stock of the Cut- 
meet the increasing denianda of their trade, an ler Milin, Warren, B. I., the fonner being 
engine and boiler of 160-horae power were president and the latter treasurer of this cor- 
added and the amount of machinery inc-reaeed poration. This plant consists of four acres of 
threefold. About six thousand square feet land, three brick mills containing ninety thou- 
of floor space were ad^ed to the mill and a sand square feet of floor space, and five wood- 
large stone storehouse constructed. en buildings of abont eight thousand square 
By mutual consent, in October, 1890, the feet of floor space. The old machinery is 
partnership of J. H. Estes & Bros, was die- fast being removed and replaced with a mod- 
solved, and two months later the firm of J. H. em equipment. Two of the mills are in 
Estes & Son was formed, with J. Edmund partial operation. Cotton yams numbering 
Estes the junior partner. Industrial progress from 6 to 26 are being made, and the produc- 
and enlargement was the aim and the result of tion is sold direct. 

the alteration. In 1893 a large storehouse The extensive and modemly equipped plant 

was built, and a year later another story added of the Estes Mills, one of the largest cotton 

to the mill and adjoining buildings. In 1895 twine mills in America, is pleasantly situated 

a three-story (No. 2) mill, 75 by 130, was in the Maplewood Valley, about two miles 

built, two boilers added to the steam plant from the center of Fall River, and here is 

and the old engine supplanted by a 430-horse manufactured an interesting variety of white 

power cross compound, condensing Harris and colored cotton goods, including about 

Corliss engine. A large atone office was built, eight thousand pounds of wrapping twine per 

also another storehouse, 75 by 135 feet. In day, -which is shipped to all parts of the 

1897 the entire plant was equipped with a United States; carloads are also exported each 

thorough system of automatic sprinklers. In year. Aside from this well and widely known 

1900 the firm name was changed to J. H. product are turned out large quantities of 

Estes & Sons, Mr. Estes's son Elmer B, Estes carpet warp, yarns, ropes, clothes lines, sash 

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lag cotton and machiDery wiping waste, all of became a lai^e landowner in what is now the 

which are exteneively known in the respective southern part of Fall River, with a homestead 

classes of trade to which they belong, as the that is still standing, though greatly changed, 

business has been eetabliehed over fifty years, on South Main street near what years ago waa 

The latest feature added to the long list of known as Bowen's Hill. On July 3, 1739, Mr. 

manufactures at this plant is that of abeorb- Bowen married Penelope (Read) Bordea, 

ent, bleached and tinted cottons for druggists, widow of Stephen Borden and daughter (bom 

hospitals, perfumers and jewelers. Oct. 12, 1703) of John and Mary (Pearee) 

In outside business circles the position of Read, of Freetown, granddaughter of Jriai 

Mr. Estes is quiet, unassuming and effective. Read, Sr., and great-granddaughter of John 

He is president of the Chace Mills, Estes Bead, one of the first settlers of Newport, 

Mills, Cutler Mills, Fall River Webbing Mills, whom tradition has coming from Plymouth, 

and of the People's Cooperative Bank ; a di- England. John Read, Jr., was for thirty years 

rector in these five corporations and also in tovm clerk of Freetown, and three times lep- 

the following local cotton mills : Osborn, Lu- resentative to the General Court. Mrs. Bowen 

ther, Davis, Lincoln and Charlton. had six children of her first marriage when 

Reading between the lines of the foregoing, she contracted the second, with Mr, Bowen, by 

it is unneceesary to dwell upon his career. In which union she had two, Nathan and John, 

the true sense of the term he is a self-made After her death Mr. Bowen married Sarah 

man. With scanty schooling and training he Gr^. 

has, by tact, ingenuity, judgment and fore- Nathan Bowen, son of JcAn and Penelope, 
sight, forged his way to success, has risen to bom April i, 1740, lived in Freetown, Maas., 
position and wealth, and is counted among the where he married (first) Nov. 11, 1762, Han- 
influential citizens of Fall River. He has nah Cook, bom June 25, 1741, daughter of 
had DMiny obstacles to overcome, but with in- John and Martha (Wood) Cook. His second 
domitaWe courage he has surmounted them marriage was to Nancy Read. He died Nov. 
and created conditions for achievement. He 9, 1825. In 1790 his family at Freetown 
has served as vice president of the Fall River comprised six members. His children were : 
Board of Trade; and, as stated above, at one By the first marriage — Elizabeth, bom Sept. 
time was a member of the common council, 24, 1763 (married Jonathan Borden) ; Hatb- 
and served as assessor. sheba, bom Feb. 20, 1765 (married Paul 
Sherman) ; Susanna, bom Feb. 5, 1767 ; Ruth, 

BOWEN (Fall Kiver family) . For two and bora Nov. 7, 1768 ; Rhoda, bora Nov. 7, 1770 

a half centuries and more the name Bowen (married David Babbitt) ; Abraham, bom 

has been a coDtinnons one and the family num- March 2, 1773; Phebe, born March 5, 1775; 

erous in that region of country on either side Martha, bom July 31, 1777 (married Richard 

of the line separating the States of Massa- Borden) ; Nathan, bom July 7, 1782 (died 

ehusetts and Kiode Island, and in and about young) ; by the second marriage — Joseph,' bora 

Providence the earlier family figured eon- May 20, 1797 (died Nov, 29, 1806) ; Paul, bora 

spicuously in the medical profession; and for March 5, 1800 (removed to Cayuga county, 

a century and more a number of the name from New York), 

the old Freetown branch of Bowens have been Natban Bowen is of record as performing 

no less prominent in commercial lines in and service in the Revolution, being a member of 

about Fall River, Reference is particularly Capt. Henry Brightman's company. Colonel 

made to the late Hon. Abraham Bowen, Sr., Hathaway's regiment, which marched on the 

and Abraham, Jr,, James G. and Joseph A. alarm of August, 1780, service in Rhode Island. 

Bowen, all of whom, aside from prominence Hon. Abraham Bowen, son of Nathan, mai^ 

in industrial lines, have figured more or less ried Ruth Graves, bora Aug. 6, 1769, daughter 

prominently in the public life of the city, of James and Hope (Borden) Graves, of Provi- 

And through the alliances by marriage of the dence. Mr, Bowen owned a tract of land which 

earlier Bowens in question later generations extended from Bedford to Elm streets and 

of the family count among their ancestors such from the harbor to the Watuppa ponds. He 

well-known families as Borden, Read, Durfee, was prominent in the public affairs of the town. 

Winslow and Valentine. He was selectman of Fall River in 1806 and 

It will be recalled that the territory now again in 1817, and representative to the Gen- 
Fall River was prior to 1803 a part of the eral Court in 1804, 1807-08, 1821. The post- 
ancient town of Freetown, where John Bowen office was established at Fall River in 1811. 
appeared an inhabitant as early as 1739. He Two years later the ofRce was removed to Steep 



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Brook, which at that time and during a con- business, a member of the firm of Bead & 

siderable period thereafter was a strong rival Bowen, He was also for a long time a printer 

of Fail River for business precedence and pros- and publisher, editing a newspaper styled "All 

pects. The ofBce was re-established at Fail Sorts." Both he and' his wife died in South 

River in 1816, and Mr, Bowen appointed post- Somerset, Mass., she July 3, 1891, and he Jan, 

master. He held the ofiBce for eight years, 24, 1889. The children bom to Mr. and Mrs. 

iiQtil his death, wKen he was succeeded by his Bowen were: Ellen A., bom Feb. 16, 1830, . 

son, the late James G. Bowen, who was in of- who married Sept. 17, 1873, A. J. Bealkev, and 

fiee until 1831, and who otherwise was promi- died May 1, 1900 (they had no children) ; Jo- 

nent in the business life of Fall River — was seph A,, horn Oct. 10, 1832; and Sarah V,, bora 

at one time selectman of the town. It waa at Dec. 8, 1839. 

the father's suggestion that the name of the Joseph Abraham Bowen, son of Abraham 

town was changed in 1804 from Fall River and Sarah Ann (Read) Bowen, was bom Oct. * 

to Troy, which name continued to be used until 10, 1832, in Fall River, Mass. His early years 

1833. Mr. Bowen was a promoter of the Fall were spent in his native city in attendance at 

Kiver manufactory in 1813, it being one of the private and public schools and after hia eighth 

two important establishments which were the year— when he entered the printing office of 

substantial pioneers in the cloth-making in- his father — ^nntil through witli hia studies his 

dustry in Fall River, and the active stimulus time was divided between work in the office and 

to the inception of later similar projects. He school ; he entered the first class of the Fall 

■was one of the eight incorporators of the Pocas- River high school in 1849. In 1856 he en- 

8et Manufacturing Company in 1832. He was gaged in the coal business, being located at 

one of the three incorporators of the Watuppa Morgan's Wharf at the foot of Walnut street. 

Beservoir Company, the other two being Oliver Later he purchased one half of the wharf 

Chace, Sr., and Dexter Wheeler. named and still later bought what was then 

Mr. Bowen died M^rch 9, 1824, and hia known as Slade's wharf, since which time hia 
widow Ruth passed away Aug. 4th, of tiiat business has been carried on at both wharves, 
same year, aged fifty-five years. They had Through ability and hard work he developed 
■children as follows: James G., born Dec. 2, an extensive and successful business, one that 
1795; John, bom Sept. 15, 1797, who died he has continued actively engaged in for up- 
Jnly 16, 1801; Amanda Malvina PitzAllen, wards of fifty-three years. Mr. Bowen had 
"bora Sept. 22, 1799, who married John C. much dredging done at his jvharf at a heavy 
Borden Jan. 2, 1823; Zephaniah, bom April expense, and it was he who started the move- 
13, 1801, who died Sept. 7, 1830; Abraham, ment to improve the harbor of Fall River, 
horn Aug, ,26, 1803 ; Jennett, bom Sept. 16, Mr. Bowen has served in both branches of 
1805, who married Dr. Jason Archer ; Nathan, the city government, being a member of the 
bom in May, 1808; Ruth Victoria, bora Dec, common council in 1862 and 1863, and of the 
22, 1809 or 1810, who married Dr. William board of aldermen in 1869 and 1870. He waa 
H. Webster ; and Aldeberanto Phoscofomia, chairman of the committee to consider the ad- 
bora June 6, 1811, who married Andrew C. visability of establishing waterworks in the city 
Fearing, of Boston, and died at Wareham, and after the analysis of various sources of 
Massachusetts. water had been made he wrote the report of 

Abraham Bowen (2), son of Abraham and that committee. As one of the first board 

Buth, bora Aug. 26, 1803, in Fall Biver, Mass., of water commissioners he took an active part 

married there Feb. 15, 1837, Sarah Ann, bom in the building of the waterworks system. He 

April 17, 1804, in North Fall River, daughter was for two years president of the Fall River 

of Maj. Joseph Evans and Sybil (Valentine) Board of Trade. He is a director in a number 

Read, and a direct descendant of John Read, of of the cotton industries of the city. He has 

Newport. Major Read was long prominent in been most active in promoting the business 

the military of Freetown, and after his re- of Fall Biver and is one of the city's most 

moval to Fall River served several years as highly esteemed and respected citizens, 
representative to the General Court of Massa- On Jan. 19, 1865, Mr. Bowen was married 

chusetts, and was also special commissioner at Fall River, Mass., to Fanny M. Corey, bom 

of Bristol county. Mr. and Mra. Bowen were Aug. 21, 1840, in Fall Biver, daughter of 

residents of Fall River, living in one house, Jonathan and Claris.sa (Bennett) Corey. Mr. 

which Mr, Bowen built, on Rock street for and Mrs. Bowen had two children, both bom 

sixty-two years. He was occupied in teaming, in Fall Hirer: Joseph Henry, born March 18, 

and was engaged in the shipping and grain 1866; and Fanny Corey, born Oct. 17, 1869, 

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the latter of whom was graduated from the William, born in 1660; Susanna; Job; and 

Fall River high Bcbool in 1886 and from Smith Enoch, who married Hannah Wilcox. 

College, Northampton, Maes., in 1890. {II) William Briggs, Bon of John, bom in 

Joseph Henry Bowen, son of Joseph Ab- 1650, married in 1680 Elizabeth, bom in 1653, 
raham and Fanny M. (Corey) Bowen, was daughter of John and Mary (Borden) Cook, 
bom in Fall River, Mass., March 18, 18G6, and lived in Portamouth and Little Compton, 
He was graduated from the Fall Elver high R- I- He was a member of Capt. Peleg San- 
school in 1883, from Phillips Exeter Academy ford's horse troop in August, 1667; was made 
in 1884 and from Harvard University in 1888, a freeman April 30, 1678. He died May IS, 
Mr. Bowen has since leaving college been as- 171G, and his will of April 3d of that year 
Bociated in the coal business with bis father, was proved July 2, 1716. His children were: 
The firm is also interested in shipping, being Susanna, bom April 9, 1681; John, Nov, 13, 
agents for several coasting schooners engaged 1685; William, Jan. 11, 1688; Elizabeth, Dec. 
in the coal carrying trade. 27, 1689; Thomas, Sept. 5, 1693; Deborah, 

On June 19, 1890, Mr. Bowen was married Sept. 6, 1693; and Job, Aug. 3, 1696. 
to Mary S. Whitney, daughter of Edward H. (HI) Job Briggs, sOn of William, bom Aug. 
and Jennie (Hooper) Whitney, of Cambridge, ^> 1696. married about 1715-16 Mary. They 
Mass., where she was bora Nov. 16, 1868. died, be Feb. 28, 1739, and she June 23, 1769. 
They have had children as follows, all bom in Their children were : Oliver, bora Dec. 27, 
Fall River: Joseph Whitney, bom May 18, 1^16; William, April 24, 1718; Joseph, Jan. 
1891; Harold Corey, bora May 26, 1896; and *> 1720; Jeremiah, 1721; Deborah, 1723; Bath- 
Edward Hooper, bora Oct. 14, 1899. sheba, 1724; Abigail, 1726; Walter, 1728; 
Lovet, 1730. 

GEORGE RUSSELL BRIGGS, of the town (I^) William Briggs, son of Job, bora April 

of Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Mass., is one of ^4, 1718, married July 16, 1738, Abishag 

the most extensive growers of cranberries in his ^^^^^^s. He died in August, 1802. Their 

.J. J v i I I ■ i ■ children were : John, bora m 1739; Coraeliaa. 

^on and has not only been prominent in ^^^ j^^ g j^^ Elizabeth, bora' March 30 

the business as an individual grower but also 1^4 Euth, bom June 2, 1746; Walter, bom 

in developing and promoting the industry Nov. 9, 1748; Richard, bora April 14, 1751; 

throughout New England. He is progressive, Judith, bora April 19, 1753; Betsey, bom 

aggressive and intelligent, and his devotion to March 23, 1755; Job, bom Feb. 27, 1757; and 

bis work, combined with integrity and irre- Martha, bom Dec. 29, 1759. 

proachable business methods, has won him high (V) Richard Briggs, bora April 14, 1751, 

standing as well as success in a material sense, married Jan. 13, 1774, Anna Ware, daughter 

Mr. Briggs was bora June 8, 1853, in Salem, of Dt. George and Mary Ware. He died in 

Essex Co., Mass., son of Rev. Dr. George W. November, 1784. Their children were: Mary, 

Briggs and a descendant in the eighth genera- bom Sept. 19, 1775; William, bora Sept. 20, 

tion from John Briggs, from whom we give 1782. 

record of this line in chronological order. (VI) William Briggs, bom Sept. 20, 1782, 

(I) John Briggs, early at Portsmouth, R. I., married June 1, 1806, Sally Palmer, daughter 
was among those who in 1638 were admitted of Job and Lydia Palmer, 
inhabitants of the island of Aquidneck and (VII) Rev. George Ware Briggs, A. B., A. 
was one of the signers of the Civil Compact, M,, D. D., son of William and Sally (Pal- 
April 30, 1639. He was inspector of arms in mer) Briggs, was bom April 8, 1810, in Little 
1643, bought a house and lot in 1646, was Compton, R. I. He was quite young when 
assistant in 1648, was licensed to keep an or- his father died, and his mother moved to 
dinary in 1649. In 1654 he was commissioner Providence, where he received his early edu- 
for uniting the four towns of Providence Plan- cation in the public schools. He was gradu- 
tations; was commissioner in 1654, 1655, 1656, ated from Brown University in 1835. He was 
1659, 1661, 1662 and 1663. He was appointed a teacher in Providence and elsewhere, includ- 
in 1655 on a committee to build a prison at ine one year of medical study from 1825 to- 
Portsmouth. He was deputy in 1664, 1665, 1831. He was graduated from Harvard Di- 
1666, 1668 and 1669. He died in 1690, and vinity School in 1834, ordained in that year 
his will of April 19th of that year was proved a Unitarian minister, and from 1834 to 1897 
Nov. 16, of the same year. His children were: was pastor of a church in Fall River, Mass.; 
John, bora in 1G42, who married Hannah was a member of the school committee two 
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Church, Plymouth, Mass., 1838-53; pastor of foresaw the possibilities of this business when 
the First Church, Salem, Mass., 1853-67; he went into it, and such confidence did he 
Third Congregational Society (Austin. Street have in its future that he invested all his sav- 
Church), Cambridge, Mass., 1867-95; presi- ings in it, a confidence which time has amply 
dent Union League, Salem, Mass., during the justified. He now ranks among the most ex- 
Civil war, during which period he was very tensive growers in his section, and he has the 
prominent as an anti-alavery advocate, making most improved appliances for handling the 
many well remembered speeches in favor of the product. During the harvest season he em- 
doctrines he supported; in Europe, 1869, 1883- ploys over one hundred hands, and he ships 
83; delegate fiftieth anniversary British and on an average about nine thousand barrels of 
Foreign Unitarian Association, 1875. Author : the berries each season. Mr. Briggs has in- 
"Lessons on Relative Ihities and Christian terested himself in all the phases of the in- 
Horats," 1853; "Bow in the Clouds," 1864; dustry, being a member of the Cape Cod 
numerous sermons, addresses and articles in Cranberry Growers' Association, a member and 
magazines. He received the honorary degree president of the New England Cranberry Sales 
of D. D. from Harvard in 1855. Upon hia Company and a member and president of the 
retirement, in 1895, he removed to Plymouth, National Fruit Exchange, whose offices are in 
there spending the remainder of his days. New York. 

Dr. Briggs married (first) Lucretia Archi- Since settling in Plymouth Mr. Briggs has 

bald Bartlett, daughter of Abner and Sarah B. proved himself a valuable citizen, one ready 

(Burgess) Bartlett, of Medford, Mass., and to support progressive movements and always 

(second) in 1849 Lucia Jane, bom in 1831, interested in the welfare of the town. He has 

daughter of Nathaniel and Martha (LeBaron) not, however, held any office of prominence. He 

Russell. She died Nov. 1, 18S1, in Cambridge, votes independently. 

Mass. Dr. Briggs died Sept. 10, 1895, in Ply- On June 8, 1893, Mr. Briggs married Helen 

mouth. He was buried beside his wife in Oak Thornton Taber, who was bom May 20, 1861, 

Grove cemetery. He had four children by his daughter of William Congdon and Sarah Allen 

first marriage: George; William; Mary Ann (Wood) Taber, of New Bedford, Mass. They 

Stephenson ; and Anna Ware, who married have two children : Rose Thornton, bom May 

George G. Barker, of Plymouth, and has one 36, 1893; and George Russell, bom Aug. 29, 

son, LeBaron R. Barker. To the second mar- 1895. Mr. Briggs and his family attend 

riage were bom two children: George Russell the Uniterian Church at Plymouth. 

and LeBaron Russell. The latter, bom Dec. 

11, 1855, in Salem, Mass., married Mary De- (I) John Russell came from Scotland and 

Quedville, of Cambridge, and their children are settled in Plymouth, where he married in 1757 

Joha DeQ., Lucia R. and LeBaron R. Mercy, daughter of Nathaniel Foster. Their 

(VIII) George Russell Briggs received bis children were: John, bom in 1758; James, 

early education in the district and high schools bora in 1760; Thomas, bom in 1761; Mercy, 

of Salem and Cambridge, and after fitting for bom in 1763 (married William Jackson) ; 

collie entered Harvard, graduating therefrom Abigail, bom in 1766; Nancy, horn in 1767 

in the class of 1874. He spent the following (married John Sever, of Kingston) ; Nathaniel, 

year in the scientific school of that university, bom in 1769; Jane, bom in 1773 (married 

and was tutor of mathematics at his alma James Sever, of Kingston) ; George, bom in 

mater for six years, 1875-81. In the fall of 1776; and Charles. 

1881 he moved to Plymouth, and purchased (II) Nathaniel Russell, son of John, bom 

lands Buiteble for growing cranberries. Be- in 1769, married in 1800 Martha, dau^ter of 

ginning on a modest scale, he enlarged his busi- Isaac LeBaron. Their children were : Nath- 

ness from time to time, until the bogs nnder aniel, bom in 1801; Mary Howland, bom in 

hia management include about' 160 acres, 1803; Andrew Leach, bora in 1806; Mercy 

among these the Indian Brook, Island Pond, Ann, bom in 1809 ; Francis James, bom in 

Billington, Manomet, White Island, and Duck 1811 ; LeBaron, bom in 1814 ; Lucia Jane, bom 

Pond bogs, all situated in Plymouth town- in 1821. 

ship. He is the president and holds the largest (III) Lucia Jane Russell, daughter of 

ownership in the Port Norris Fruit Company, Nathaniel, bom in 1831, married Rev. George 

a Maseachusette company, which owns 1,500 Ware Briggs. 
acres of land at Port Norris, N. J., 161 acres 

of which are already planted as cranberry bogs CHARLES FREDERICK BORDEN. In 

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find a happy illustration of the saying, "Every 
man ia the architect of his own fortune," He 
made his way in the world. He realized in 
youth that qualities necessary to command 
success must be first possessed, then cultivated 
intelligently and used assiduously. How thor- 
oughly and successfully Mr. Borden learned 
and applied the lesson, from the begin- 
ning of his industrious life to the hour of his 
prostration by a fatal sickness, uannot be put 
into type as fully as it is known by those who 
were associated with him. It is a story not 
particularly of what might be called good for- 
tune, but of the fruits of character, applica- 
tion, intelligence, thoroughness, service and 
zeal. His endowment of traits inducing to 
integrity and probity had been so enlarged by 
determination, earnestness and instructive as- 
sociation that it is not to be wondered at that 
the aspirations of a manly youth were realized 
and enjoyed in the bright summer of life. 
Mr. Borden was born in Fall River in the year 
ot the city's incorporation — Sept. 24, 1854. 
He was a descendant in the ninth generation 
from the emigrant American ancestor, and 
we give herewith a brief record of the earlier 
generations. 

(I* Bichard Borden is found a settler in 
Portsmouth, R, I., in 1638, in which year he 
was admitted an inhabitant of the island of 
Aquidneck, and in that same year was allotted 
five acres of land. He figured in the survey- 
ing and platting of lands thereabouts in 1639, 
and in the year following was one of those 
appointed to lay out the lands in Portsmouth, 
E. I. He was assistant in 1653-54; general 
treasurer in 1654-55; commissioner in 1654- 
55-56-57; and deputy in 1667 and 1670. He 
bought land in Providence in 1661 and not 
far from 1667 became one of the original pur- 
chasers of land in New Jersey from the 
Indians. He died May 25, 1671. Joan, his 
wife, died July 13, 1688. Their children 
Were ; Thomas, of Portsmouth, R. I., and 
Providence, R. I.; Francis, of Portsmouth, R. 
I., and Shrewsbury, N, J.; Matthew, of Ports- 
mouth, R. I. ; John, bom in Portsmouth ; 
Joseph, of Portsmouth, R. I., and Barbadoes, 
West Indies; Sarah; Samuel, of Portsmouth, 
R. I., and Westchester, N. Y. ; Benjamin, of 
Portsmouth, E. I., and Burlington county, 
N, J.: Araey; and Mary. 

(II) John Borden, born in September, 
1640, married Dec. 25. 1670, Marj-, born in 
1655, daughter of William and Mary (Walk- 
er) Earle, and was of Portsmouth, R. I. Like 
his father he was prominent in the public 
affairs of the town, having been deputy in 



1673, 1680, 1700, 1704, 1705 and 1708. He 
died June 4, 1716, and his wife in June, 
1734, _ Their children were: Richard, Johu, 
Amey, Joseph, Thomas,- Hope, Mary, Wilham 
and Benjamin. 

(III) Richard Borden (2), bom Oct. 25, 
1671, married about 1692 Innocent Wardell. 
He lived on the main road about a mile from 
the east shore of Mount Hope hay and two 
and a half miles south of the city hall in Fall 
River, his homestead comprising about two 
hundred acres of land. He became one of the 
wealthiest men in the town and at the time 
of hie death was one of the largest landholders 
in the town. He lived until about the age 
of sixty years. His children were: SarJi, 
John, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, Samuel and 

(IV) Thomas Borden, born Dec. 8, 1697, 
married Aug. 14, 1721, Mary, bom Oct. 6, 
1695, daughter of Christopher and Meribah 
Gifford. Mr. Borden died in April, 1740, in 
Tiverton, R. I. Their children were: Richard, 
.born in 1722; Christopher, born Oct. 10, 
1726; Deborah; Mary, and Rebecca. 

(V) Richard Borden (3), bom in 1722, 
married March 12, 1747, Hope Cook. His 
father owned that part of Fall River stream 
which lay below the great falls on the south 
side of the stream, and the land adjoining 
down to the salt water, besides other landed 
estate which he gave to Bichard witli other 
outside lots. This portion of the stream was 
the site of the sawmill first erected by Caleb 
Church, of Watertown, who purchased of the 
original proprietors of the Pocagset purchase 
thirteen shares of the mill lot and stream. Mr. 
Church sold these thirteen shares of mill 
lot with one half of the sawmill to 
his brother, Benjamin Church ; both were 
purchasing mill rights at the time, and 
had secured twenty-six and a half thir- 
tieths of the mil! lot and stream, which in 
1714 they sold to Richard and Joseph Borden, 
who had secured the balance. The property 
had been occupied duriog his lifetime by 
Thomas Borden, and was transmitted to his 
son Bichard. Richard Borden was a man of 
ordinary abilities, but placed the prospective 
value of this property high. He was accus- 
tomed to tell his neighbors that the time 
would come when ail the dams in the stream 
would be sought after by men who would have 
the money to pay a great price for them. 
Time has shown that he had a just apprecia- 
tion of the prospective value of Fall River. 
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loDging to Mr. Borden and a large quantity through the grammar grades of the local 

4>f lumber which was owned by hie two sons, schools and then entered the high school. His 

Thomas and Richard, who operated the mill first engagement as a wage earner was as a 

on their own account. Mr. Borden, Capt. bookkeeper for Davis Brothers. Robert K. 

Benjamin Borden and John fsegus were taken Remington soon became interested in the boy 

prisoners by the British, and tiiey fired Mr. and an offer of employment from that eetima- 

Borden's dwelling house. Mr. Borden died ble gentleman was accepted. The confidence 

July 4, 1795. His children were; Patience, of the new employer was earned immediately 

bom Aug. 9, 1717; Thomas, bom in 1750; by close and faithful attention to the details 

Richard, bom in: 1752; Hope; Betsey, and of office work. This secured promotion, for 

Mary. ■ Mr. Remington was an appreciative employer 

(VI) Thomas Borden, born in 1760, mar- and believed in encouraging his employees so 
ried Maty Hathaway, bom in 1757. They as to awaken their interest in the business in 
lived in Fall River. Mr. Borden inherited the all of its departments. There was no par- 
homestead of his father, the saw and grist tiality, advancement was the reward of merit, 
mills, together with portions of his outlying Mr. Borden shared constantly in the manifes- 
lands. The property thus inherited had been tations of Mr. Remington's esteem, and in the 
iianded down for generations, from the first course of time he was the right-hand man of that 
Bichard Borden of Tiverton, and so continued gentlemaii, solely because of his constancy, 
in the family until the formation of the Fall attentiveness and aptitude. He became so 
Kiver Iron Works Company, in 1821, when familiar with every part of the business that 
the portion contiguous to the lower part of his employer felt free to leave affairs in his 
the Fall River stream was sold to that cor- care while he gratified his desire to promote 
poration. The management however still con- the work of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
tinued in the family of Mr. Borden. He died elation. Further reward befell Mr. Borden 
Nov. 29, 1831, and Mrs. Borden died Feb. 18, after the death of Mr. Remington, in 1886, 
1824. Their children were bom as follows: when a partnership was created with Edward 
Joseph, Nov. 16, 1777; Phoebe, Dec. 22, 1779; B. Remington as junior member of the firm 
William, Dec. 28, 1781; Isaac H., March 7, under the title of Borden & Remington, to 
1784; Thomas, Feb. 6, 1786; Sarah, March 9, continue the business of the founder of the 
1788; Hope, Oct. 8, 1790; Irene, June 4, house. The responsibility of ownership helped 
1793; Richard, April 12, 1795; Mary, April to broaden the ability shown so signally as an 
7, 1797; John, Feb. 5, 1799; Jefferson, Feb.' employee by Mr. Borden, and each year closed 
38, 1801; Maritta, Sept. 2, 1803. with the books showing an enlargement of ac- 

{VII) Joseph Borden, born Nov. 16, 1777, counts. Early in January, 1905, Mr. Borden 
married Nov. 20, 1800, Hannah Borden. Their was stricken with peritonitis; all that surgical 
children were: Seth, born Jan. 26, 1802; skill and careful attention could do was em- 
Bail^ H., Aug. 12, 1804; Isaac, Oct. 5, 1806; ployed in coping with the disease, but it failed 
Ardeiia, Aug. 17, 1808; Mary R., June 17, to tide the patient over the crisis, and he 
1810; and Joseph, Sept. 26, 1812. passed away at dawn, Jan. 12th, at the family 

(VIII) Joseph Borden, bora Sept. 26, 1812, i-esidence. Rock street and Lincoln avenue. 

in Fall River, Mass., was one of the most re- Educated in a wholesome atmosphere, it fol- 
spected citizens of Fall River in his day. For lowed as the night follows the day that Mr, 
several years he managed the city farm ; he Borden should have been actively interested in 
served as a member of the city council, and the religious movement that engrossed the 
to the affairs of the Second Baptist Society no time, thought and attention of the man with 
member was more attentive. He was a dea- whom he was connected so long in business. 
con of that congregation. He married Amy Like Mr. Remington, he was prominent in the 
Hathaway, bora April 30, 1814. They died, affairs of the church and of the Central Con- 
Mr. Borden July 12, 1895, and Mrs. Borden gregational Society. In 1893 the Massaehu- 
April 4, 1893, Their children were: Mary setts Sunday School Assoeiation divided the 
M. D., bom Aug. 31, 1835; Stephen B., Sept. State into fifty districts, and in 1900 Mr. 
3, 1838; Angenetta, June 2, 1841; Joseph F., Borden was selected for the presidency of the 
Aug. 4, 1843; Hannah G., Feb. 18, 1846; Fall River district, serving four years, and 
Emma C, Feb. 18, 1849; James W. M., Jan. resigning on account of his health. He was 
16, 1851; Charles F,, Sept. 24, 1854; and the first of the district executives to bring 
Seth A., Nov. 15, 1837, about the employment of a salaried secretary 

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adoptioa of hie suggestion resulted in placing In the early part of his life Captain Bordeit 
the district in the front rank of the State was engaged in the coasting trade, running be- 
movement. Mr. Borden was a member of the tween Fall River and Providence, He was an. 
ezeuutive committee of the Maasachueette and active, energetic man, and noted for his skill 
Rhode Island Young Men's Christian Asso- in handling his craft. He made quick trips^ 
elation. To him belongs the credit of the and his promptness and skill secured for him 
employment of the secretary of bojs' work, a the command of the first steamer that was- 
department of the greatest usefulness to the placed on the Fall River and Providence line, 
organization in the cooperating States. By He held this position until his death, com- 
fais sedulous efforts to provide a suitable home m and in g in succession the "Hancock," "King 
for the association in Fall River, he secured Philip" an* "Bradford Durfee." He waa 
a large portion of the building fund. Mr. frugal in his habits, sincere in his attach- 
Borden served the association most accepta- ments, persevering in whatever he engaged, 
bly as a director, and in the preparation and He was specially careful to be at his post at 
application of the plans and decorative work the time appointed for sailing, and those who- 
his ideas were paramount. In business lines, were not as punctual as himself were usually 
apart from the interest in which he was the left behind. He died June 35, 1855, at the 
leading factor, he was president of the City age of sisty-nine years and four months. The 
Coal Company of New Bedford; a director children born to Captain Borden and his wife- 
of the Fall River National Bank, and of the Lydia were : Stephen, bom July 8, 1812 ; An- 
Columbia Life Inaurance Company, drew, born Feb, 22, 1814; Philip D,, bom- 
Mr. Borden was married twice. His first May 11, 1816; Saraii D., bom June 12. 1818,. 
wife was Annie Lincoln Remington, a daugh- married Eliab Williams; Lydia D,, bom Feb. 
ter of Robert K. and Elizabeth Allen 12, 1827, married John N. Swan; Thomas,. 
(Thatcher) Remington. Their wedding was bora June 19, 1834. Two children, Thoma» 
solemnized Jan. 8, 1880. It was blessed by R, and Isaac, were bom to the second mar- 
four children: Ida Eastman, who is the wife riage, the former, Dec. 17, 1836; and the lat- 
of C. F. Webb, of Worcester, Mass.; Robert ter Nov, 11, 1838. 

Remington, treasurer of the Borden & Rem- (VIII) Philip D. Borden, son of Capt- 

ington Company, who was married April 12, Thomas and Lydia (Durfee) Borden, bom 

1909, to Helen Shove, daughter of C. M. May 11, 1816, married (first) Sarah F.^ 

Shove, and has one daughter, Margery, born daughter of Samuel and Betsey (Wilcox) 

Dec. 26, 1909; Edward, who is a cloth broker Bennett; she was bora Jan. 29, 1815, and died 

in Fall River; and Charles Frederick. Mrs. Aug. 3, 1858. Philip D. Borden married 

Borden died July 3, 1895, and on Feb. 20,* (second) Caroline Seabury, who died in 1900. 

1901, Mr. Borden was united in marriage witli Mr. Borden was long a prominent citizen and 

Bertha Frances Vella, daughter of Joseph P. business man of Fall River; wa« through a 

and Emma Frances (Soule) Vella, of Lynn, long period of years closely identified with » 

Mass. For nine years Miss Yella had been number of the large industries of Fall River; 

the Primary Secretary of the Massachusetts was for forty years superintendent of the Fall 

Sunday School Association. During that River Iron Works Company. Later he be- 

time, from 1893 to 1896, she served as secre- came treasurer of the American Linen Com- 

tary, and from 1896 till her resignation in pany which position he held until his death, 

1899 as vice president of the International May 12, 1896. His children were: Abby D. 

Primary Union of Sunday School teachers. L., born Nov. 3, 1839. died May 24, 1840; 

Marriage did not result in any relaxation of Ahbie D. K., born May 7, 1841, married 

interest in Sunday school work. It had at- George H. Borden; William, bora Aug. 15, 

fractions for both husband and wife, Mrs. 1843, died May 19, 1864; Edward, bom April 

Borden entering heartily into the plans of Mr. 18, 184'i', died June 31, 1847; Thomas S,, 

Borden, and each making the advance of the boro June 9, 1848; Philip D., bora Dec, 23, 

movement a common cause. 1850; and Frank, bora Not, 13, 1853, mar- 

ried Elizabeth S. Pierce, and died Feb. 13, 

(VII) (Capt.) Thomas Borden, son of 1910. 

Thomas and Mary (Hathaway) Borden, bora - (IX) Phiup D. Boeden (2), son of Philip 

Feb. 6, 1786. married (ftrst) Lydia, daughter D, and Sarah F. (Bennett) Borden, bora Dec, 

of Capt. Richard Durfee, and (second) Mrs. 23, 1850, in Fall River, Mass., married Not, 

Lusannah Borden, widow of his brother Isaac 24, 18?5, Adelaide H. Scoville, who died 

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Abbie E., daughter of Henrf C and Laura field, Kass. He attended the public schools 

A. (Boohkt) Lincoln, of Fall Biver. Mr. of his native town, and later was a student at 

Borden acquired his preliminary education in Williamstown College, whence he went to And' 

the public schools of his native city and in the over, graduating from the theological seminary 

Williston Seminary at Easthampton, Mass, there. For about twenty years he was eu' 

He then took a four years' course in civil gaged as a minister of the Congregational 

engineering at the Massachu^tts Institute of Church at Dudley, Mass. Setiring from ths 

Technology, Boston. On June 10, 1873, he ministry he engaged in farming. In 1879 he 

entered the ei^neering department of the city went to Topstield, and died soon after. His 

of Fall Bivier, as assistant civil engineer, and obituary notices referred to him as a farmer. He 

in 1880 mvs advanced to the position he has was deeply interested in the cause of education, 

eince held in Fall River — the city civil engi- and for many years was a member of the school 

iteer. board in Dudley, and also held other town of- 

Ur. Borden is a member of the Engineers' fices. In politics he was a Bepublican. His 

Club of Philadelphia and the Boston Society work in the church was far-reaching, and he 

of Civil Engineers. One child, Addie, was was ever a power working for good in the com- 

bom March 16, 1882, to the first marriage, munity in which he lived. H^ married Eliza- 

She was married Nov. 3, 1908, to Ernest Boss beth Kingsbury, daughter of Davie Kings- 

Adams, of Newton, Mass., and they reside at bury, of Dudley, Mass., and they had two cbil- 

Brooktine, Massachusetts. dren: Henry Kingsbury and Bev. Davie But- 
ler. The latter, bom in Dudley Sept. 28, 1861, 

HENRY KINGSBURY PRATT, a rep- graduated from Williamstown Collie, later 

resentative citizen of the town of LakeviUe, studied at Andover Theological Seminary, and 

Mass., where he is now engaged in farming, is now located in Talladega, Ala. He married 

dairying and poultry raising, was bom in Dud- Mrs. Arbrote Cardwell, of Brooklyn, New York. 

1^, Mass., Oct. 19, 1856, son of Bev. Henry Heni^ Kingsbury Pratt, bom Oct. 19, 1856, 

and Elizabeth (Kingsbury) Pratt. in Dudley, grew to manhood in his native 

The immediate ancestors of the late Bev. town, and attended the district schools there 

Heairy Pratt, father to the present Henry K, and also Nicholas Academy. He afterward 

Pratt, the head of the LakeviUe family of assisted his father in fanning, moved with his 

Pratts, were of Salisbury, Conn., where he was father to Topsfield in 1879, and in 1884 moved 

bom and where lived his parents, Schuyler and to LakeviUe, Mass., where he purchased a farm 

Olive (Gay) Pratt. Presumably he belonged of fifty-five acres with his savings. This farm 

to the Connecticut family of Pratts. * was the homestead known as the "Old Leonard 

Lieut. William Pratt, with his reputed House" and is situated in North LakeviUe near 

brother, John Pratt, came to this country from the Middleboro line. Here he is now engaged 

the parish of Stevenage, in Hertfordshire, Eng- in farming, dairying and poultry raising. He 

land, to Cambridge, Mass., in the year 1632, does some carpenter work, hie knowledge of the 

or earlier. He was the son of Andrew Pratt trade havii^ been acquired after his removal 

and grandson of Thomas Pratt. He is sup- to LakeviUe, but his poultry engrosses the 

posed to have come with Rev. Thomas Hooker greater part of his attention, as he keeps from 

to Newtown, now Cambridge, thence going in 800 to 900 chickens on hand all the time. He 

June, 1636, to Hertford, Conn., where he was is a quiet, home man, and cares little for public 

an original proprietor. He married Elizabeth, affairs, though he has held a number of minor 

danghter of John Clark, of Saybrook. offices. He is conscientious about all that he 

The Gays, too, were early in Massachusette. undertakes, and his duties when in official po- 

John Gay, immigrant, came to this country sition were faithfully performed. In politics 

about 1630 and was first at Watertown, being he is a Bepublican. Mrs. Pratt is very popular 

ft grantee in the Great Dividends and in the socially, but finds her greatest pleasure in her 

Beaver Brook Plow Lands, owning in all forty home, where her hospitality is prscticftlly un- 

acres. He was a freeman of 1635. With bounded. 

others from Watertown he was one of the On Aug. 20, 1878, in Providence, R. I., Mr, 

founders of Dedham, his name appearing on Pratt was married to Jennie Elizabeth Child^ 

the petition for incorporation Sept. 6, 1636, who was bom in Bockford, Iowa, daughter of 

and among the original proprietors of lands. John Holbrook and Julia (Sanger) Child, of' 

Bev. Henry Pratt, son of Schuyler and Olive WoodKtoek, Conn, Four children have been 

(Gay) Pratt, was bom Jan. 11, 1825, in Salis- bom of this union, as follows: Henry Dudlev,, 

bury. Conn., and died April 19, 1880, in Tops- bom Feb. 96, 1880, in Topsfield, Mass., mar- 



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ried in Providence, R. I., ia 1904, Bessie 
Thomas, daughter of James A. and Elizabeth 

(Bradford) Thomas, of Middleboro, and they 
have one child, Roger Dudley, born Dec. 2, 
1905; Maud Helena, born Sept. 22, 1881, in 
Topafield, married Elmer Ellsworth Handy, 
of Providence, R. I. (no children) ; John Hoi- 
brook, born April 7, 1886, worked at shoemak- 
ing for a short time but has taken to poultry 
raising (he is unmarried and lives at home) ; 
Frank Butler, bom Nov. 9, 1887, died Feb, 7, 
1892. 



Child- The Child family, to which Mrs. 
Pratt belongs, was planted in the New World 
by (I) Benjamin Child, who, it seems proba- 
ble, came to this countrj' with Ephraira Child 
in 1630, the latter from strong presumptive 
evidence being his uncle. Ephraim Child mar- 
ried at Nayland, County of Suffolk, England, 
in February, 1625, Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer. He 
settled in Watertown. Benjamin Child con- 
tributed toward the building of the first church 
in Roxbury, He died in that town Oct. 14, 
1678. The Christian name of his wife was 
Mary, who was admitted to the church at 
Boxbury in 1658. Their children were: Eph- 
raim, bom in 1654; Benjamin, in 1656; 
Joshua, in 1658; Mary, Aug. 8, 1660; an in- 
fant, in 1662; Elizabeth, Dee. 2, 1663; Mar- 
garet, Dec. 21, 1665; John, Jan. 8, 1667 (died 
young) ; Mehetabel, June 29, 1669; John (2), 
Aug. 1. 1671; Joseph, June 1, 1673 (died 
young) ; and Joseph (2), Dec. 10, 1674. 

(II) Benjamin Child (2), son of Benjamin, 
bom March 7, 1656, in Roxbury, married 
March 7, 1683, Grace Morris,"born Feb. 17, 
1661, daughter of Deacon Edward and Grace 
(Bet) Morris. She died Dec. 10, 1723, and 
he Jan. 24, 1724. Their children were: Eph- 
raim, bom Dec. 18, 1683; Benjamin, July 19, 
1685; Edward, Nov. 1, 1687; Grace, Oct 27, 
1689 ; Mary, Oct. 35, 1691 ; Bbenezer, Sept. 7, 
1693; Mehetabel. Jan. 5, 1695; William, Oct. 
14, 1697; Penuel, Sept. 3, 1699; Richard, Oct. 
32, 1701; Thomas, Nov. 10, 1703; and Mar- 
garet, May 26, 1706. 

(III) Ephraim Child, son of Benjamin (2), 
bom Dec. 18, 1683, in Ro.thury, married in 
1710 Priscilta Harris, daughter of Daniel Har- 
ris, of Brookline, Mass. He died Nov. 22, 1759. 
She died June 26, 1780, aged ninety-six. Mr. 
Child was one of seven brothers who removed 
to what became the town of Woodstock, Conn. 
His removal thither was in 1710, and hia lo- 
cation in what is now East Woodstock. He 
was a prominent man in his day. He was 



li^tenant in 1753 in 17th Company, 11th Regi- 
ment of Connecticut Infantry; and was active 
in the Revolutionary struggles for independ- 
ence. He was a reliable churchman. His chil- 
dren were: Ephraim, bora Jan. 15, 1711; 
Daniel, Jan. 1, 1713; Priscilla, March 7, 1715; 
Henry, May 28, 1717; Mehetabel, June 8, 
1718; Mary, April 12, 1721; Esther, Sept. 6, 
1722; Elisha, Feb. 11, 1725; Peter, July 6, 
1727; and Joanna, July 6, 1727. 

(IV) Capt. Elisha Child, son of Ephraim, 
bom Feb. 11, 1725, in Woodstock, Conn., mar- 
ried Jan. 6, 1750, Alice Manning, who was 
bora in 1738, and died in 1798. He died 
Nov. 22, 1796. He wjs a man of strong char- 
acter and much intelligence, and was every- 
where prominent in affairs of town, state and 
church. He held various oflfices of responsi- 
bility and honor. He was placed in command 
of one of the first companies organized on the 
requisition for troops of the Continental Con- 
gress on the breaking out of the war of the 
Revolution. He was captain of one of the 
Woodstock companies that prepared for the 
Lexington alarm. He was a member of the 
General Court in 1775. He died Nov. 22, 1796. 
His children were: Charles, born Sept. 15, 
1750 (died young); Charles (2), Nov. 22, 
1751; Alice, Nov. 11, 1753; Elias, Dec. 28, 
1755; Thomas, Feb. 12, 1758; Alice (2), June 
15, 1760; Sylvia, Oct. 31, 1762; Betsey, Dec. 
23, 1764; Chloe, March 28, 1767; Priscilla, 
Nov. 19, 1769; Betsey (2), 1773; and a 
daughter unnamed. 

(V) Deacon Charles Child, son of Capt. 
Elisha, bora Nov. 22, 1751, in East Woodstock, 
Conn., married April 13, 1777, Eliza May, born 
in 1756, who died in 1838, in Woodstock, 
Conn., daughter of Caleb May, of that town. 
He inherited the homestead ; was a staid and 
substantial man, a worthy deacon in the Con- 
gregational Church. His children were : Me- 
hetabel, born Aug. 22, 1779; Caleb, Sept. 30, 
1781; Alice, Oct. 21, 1783; Hannah May, 
April 29, 1787; John, 1789; Charles, 1791; 
Eliza, May 24, 1793; Sally S., Aug. 19, 1795; 
Elias. Oct. 30, 1797; and Abiel, Nov. 6, 1799. 

(VI) Elias Child, son of Deacon Charles, 
born Oct. 30, 1797, in Woodstock, Conn., mar- 
ried April 19, 1827, Sophronia Meacham, bom 
in 1803. who died Jan. 31, 1875. He died Oct. 
20, 1 879. He succeeded his father in the own- 
ership of the old homestead. He belonged to 
the old school of men who felt that the former 
days were better than the present, and he was 
not easily drawn into the changes or reforms 
of the present. He was a thrifty, hard-work- 



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ing farmer, and left a handsome property to 
his only child, John H., bom April 3, 1830. 

(VII) John Holbrook Child, son of Eiiae, 
born April 3, 1830, in East Woodstock, Conn., 
sacceeded to the homestead. He married (first) 
April 30, 1851, Julia Sanger, who died in 
August, 1879. He married (aecond) March 
89, 1880, Euth Witter. His children were: 
Jennie E., bom Nov. 4, 1860 ; and John Frank, 
bom Aug. 8, 1863. 

(VIII) Jennie E. Child, daughter of John 
Holbrook and Julia (Sanger) Child, bom Not. 
4, 1860, in Rockford, Iowa, married Ang. 20, 
1878, Henry Kingsbury Pratt. 

JOSEPH CHURCH TERRY, for many 
years a well-known ship-builder of Fall River 
and for the past thirty or more years one of 
the leading wharf and bridge builders in 
southeastern Massachusetts, was bom June 11, 
1838, in Fall River, on the old family home- 
stead in what was formerly Freetown, and is 
descended patemally from two of the oldest 
families of the State, the Churches and the 
Tenjs. 

Silas Terry, his grandfather, married in 
1800 Sarah Church, who was bom in 1777, 
daughter of Capt. Joseph and Sarah (Bright- 
man) Church. Mr. Terry died Oct. 20, 1824, 
and his wife died Aug. 28, 1834. 

Church Terry, son of Silas and Sarah 
(Church) Terry, was bom on the home farm 
in Freetown, Mass., May 20, 1802. This farm, 
located on the New Boston road, two and a 
half miles northeast of the city, was inherited 
by him, and there he lived aM his life. On 
March 24, 1825, he married Mary Chace, who 
was bom Oct. 16, 1801, and died March 8, 
1853, daughter of Ezekiel Chace (who died 
Not, 80, 1845) and his wife Lydia (who 
died April 26, 1839). Church Terry married 
(second), on June 1, 1857, Sarah Lake. He 
died Jan. 30, 1893. His children were: Jo- 
seph Church, bom June 11, 1828, is men- 
tioned below; Robert, bom July 1, 1830, is de- 
ceased; Richmond, bom March 13, 1832, died 
May 27, 1893 ; Benjamin, bom April 25, 1834, 
is deceased; William T., bom Feb. 7, 1836, 
died March 9, 1887; Sarah E,, bom Oct. 21, 
1837, married John T. Cook, of TiTerton, R. 
I.; Hiram Weston was bom July 21, 1841; 
Mary Maria, bom Oct. 3, 1843, married John 
Young; George Chace, bom Dec. 23, 1845, is 



His father being a farmer Joseph C. Terry 
was reared to tlie same occupation, and be- 
tween seasons attended the schools of Fall 
River, Leaving home at the age of eighteen. 



he began serring an apprenticeship at the ship 
carpenter's trade, with Messrs. Chace & Davis, 
of Warren, R, I. Continuing with this firm 
nearly two years, he then went to Newbem, 
N. C, and there worked during the winter 
season, and at Warren, R. I., through the sum- 
mer for the next couple of years. Sub- 
sequently, during a period of his experience 
at his trade in Boston, New York and Somer- 
set, this State, he became well known in his ' 
line of work and had an eitensive acquaint- 
ance among those interested in shipping and 
shipbuilding. In the year 1853 he located in 
Fall River and there began business for him- 
self, repairing and building ships. His marine 
railway was located where the mills of the 
Fall River Iron Works Company now stand. 
He followed this business for twenty years and 
through the good materials used, and his 
thoroughness, established a high reputation for 
work in his line along the whole Atlantic coast. 
Among the craft built by Mr. Terry were a 
number of steamers and sailing vessels, most 
of them of large tonnage, among which were 
the "D. M. Anthony" and the "Carrie Hart," 

Along in the middle seventies of the last 
century Mr. Terry engaged in business as a 
contractor and builder of bridges and wharfs, 
among the monuments of his workmanship in 
this line being the Westport factory bridge, 
Lee's river bridge on the Warren road, Berkley 
bridge on the Taunton river, Swansea bridge 
on Cole's river, 455-, 500- and 350-foot wharves 
at Promised Land, Long Island, N. Y., for 
the American Fisheries Company, Mount Hope 
Park wharf, Dighton Rock Park wharf, the 
Neptune Line wharf, the Enterprise Line 
wharf, seven wharves l)etween Bristol Ferry 
and Bristol, on Bristol Neck, wharves at the 
Training Station and Torpedo Station at New- 
port, the wliarf at Fort Greble, the wharf at 
West Island at the mouth of Seaconnet river, 
seven wharves at Tiverton, and one in Provi- 
dence. He has served as a director of the 
Bowenrille Coal Company, 

Mr. Terry was for three terms an efficient 
member of the Fall River common council from 
his — the Eighth — ward. In 1904 he removed 
to Somerset, Massachusetts. 

Mr: Terrv has been twice married, marrying 
(first) in i854 Susan S. flunn, and in 1890 
Barbara E. Teasdate, of Nova Scotia. Two 
children blessed the first marriage, Walter D. 
and Ida F., the latter now the wife of Mr. 
C W. Francis ; her children are Dwight W. and 
Alfred. 

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Hiver and there received his education. He a farmer, and his land included the bald hills 

is associated iii business with hia father, and near the North river in Scituate, south of Cor- 

makes his home in Somerset. He married net Stetson's. In 1665 he married Sarah 

Elizabeth Burritl, daughter of John Burrill, Barstow, of Scituate, daughter of William 

and they have had six children: Nelson G., Barstow. Their children were: Abigail, born 

who is in the insurance business in Fall River in 1666, who married Nathaniel Harlow; Rich- 

(married Mary Rounds and has one son, Joseph ard, bom in 1668; Nathaniel, bom in 1670; 

Church) ; Annie, who married Frank Abbott, Alice, bom in 1679; Joseph, bom in 1681, who 

and has one son, Merrill S. ; Elmer, who mar- died in 1707 ; Charles, bom in 1681 ; and 

ried Cora Cole; Bessie; Susan, who was Sarah, born in 1683, who married John 

drowned; and Hazel. Holmea. 

Mr. Terry is a descendant in the eighth gen- (III) Charles Church, son of Nathaniel, was 

eration from Richard Church, from whom his bom in 1681, and upon reaching man's estate 

line is through Nathaniel, Charles, Charles engaged in a seafaring life, becoming captain 

(2), Capt. Joseph, Sarah (wife of Silas Terry) of a vessel. He was drowned, with Capt. Con- 

and Church Terry. We give herewith some ac- stant Church, in the bay opposite what is now 

count of the earlier Church generations. the city of Fall River, Mass., March 9, 1736. 

(I) Richard Church was bom in England He married Mary Pope, of Dartmouth, and 
in 1608, and came to America with Governor they lived at Plymouth and later in Freetown. 
Winthrop in 1630. He was made a freeman Their children were: Charles, bom in 1710; 
Oct. 19, 1630, but did not take the oath. He Mary, bom in 1719; Susanna, bora in 1721; 
removed from Weymouth to Plymouth, and Hannah, bora in 1723; Seth, bom in 1724; 
there on Oct. 4, 1633, was made a freeman, and Alice, bom in 1726. 

He was a carpenter by trade, and with John (IV) Charles Church (8), son of Capt 

Thompson erected the first meetinghouse, and Charles, was bom in Plymouth in 1710. LUie 

built the first gun carriage in Plymoutii, in his father he followed the sea and became cap- 

1637. In 1649 he sold his estate there and tain of vessels. After his father's death he 

went to Eastham, whence in 1653 he moved to paid to William H. Dyer, Abraham Gardner 

Charlestown, and four years later was located and Stephen Hodges ohe hundred and fifty-five 

at Hingham. In 1664 he was at Sandwich, pounds, ninepence, halfpenny due them from 

He was often a member of the grand inquest his father. He died May 6, 1763. In 1735 

and frequently made referee. As a soldier in he married Frances Turner, and they became 

the Pequot war he held the rank of sergeant, the parents of children as follows: Charles, 

His will, dated Dec. 25, 1668, provides for hie bom in 1740, married Lillias Bowen, and thq 

widow, and gives equal portions to all his chil- removed to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; 

dren except his son Joseph, who had a lame Joseph was bom in 1742; Mary, bom in 1744, 

hand, and to him his father gave a double married in 1763 Stephen Borden; Hannah, 

portion. In 1636 Richard Church married bom in 1746, married in 1775 Daniel Boomer; 

Elizabeth Warren, daughter of Richard War- Seth, bom March 1, 1749, married in 1770 

rcD, the latter one of the passengers of the Elizabeth Palmer (he became a sea captain, 

"Mayflower." She died in Hingham in 1670. dying Feb. 16, 1797) ; Benjamin married 

Their children were; Elizabeth, who married (first) in 1785, Mehitable Triby and (second) 

Cobb Hobert, and died in 1659; Joseph, bora Elizabeth Phillips, arid died Nov. 25, 1833; 

in 1638, who married Mary Tucker, and died Susanna in 1774 married George Borden; and 

in 1711 ; Benjamin, bora in 1639, who married John. 

Alice Southworth, and died Jan. 17, 1718; (V) Joseph Church, son of Capt. Charles 
■Nathaniel; Caleb, bom in 1642, who married (2), was bom in 1742, and in his youth an- 
Joaniia Sprague, and died in 1667; Charles, swered the call of the sea. He was drowned 
who was killed Oct. 30, 1659; Richard, who at Bristol Ferir, R. I., in 1816. He had a 
died young in Plymouth ; Abigail, bora in cargo of wood from Fall River to Providence, 
1648, who married Samuel Thaxter, and died and with Thomas Chaloner was returning to 
in 1677; Hannah; Sarah, who married James his sloop when, it is supposed, one of the men 
Burroughs ; Lydia, who married a French- was knocked overboard, and the other endeavor- 
man, and went to France in 1691; Priscilla, ing to rescue him, both were drowned, Capt. 
wife of John Irish ; and Deborah, bom in Thomas Sanford found the vessel with a light 
1657, who married William Briggs, of Little in the cabin, but with no one on board. For 
Compton, E. I., and died Sept. 25, 1713. many days the river was dredged, cannon were 

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insane, and remained so for some years, but David Gurney; Sarah, born March 7, 1760, 

before her death fully recovered her reaBon. married in 1777 Isaiah Hayward^ Lusy, born 

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"the bodies, but all in vain. On heariag of his 
disappearance Captain Church's wife becanv 
insane, and remained so for some years, but 
before her death fully recovered her reason. 
In her maidenhood she was Sarah Brightman, 
and her marriage to Captain Church took 
place in 1765. Their children were; Buth, 
born in 1767, who married a Mr. Butta; Ann, 
born in 1768, who married Feb. 12, 1?92, 
Abel Borden; Susanna, bora Dec. 4, 1773, 
■who married in 1793 Joseph Borden; Hebecca, 
born in 1775, who married in 1796 William 
Borden; Sarah, bora in 1777, who married in 
1800 Silas Terry; Joseph, bom in 1779; 
Prudence, bora in 1784, who married Preserved 
Briggs, and died in May, 1859 ; Hannah, born 
in 1786, who married in 1807 Increase Smith, 
and died in 1863; Mary, bora in 1789, who 
anarried in 1813 Stephen Hart, and died in 
1862 ; and Lemuel, bom in 1792, who married 
3et£ey Simmons. 



HORACE BARTLETT, a well-known agri- 
■culturist of the town of West Bridgewater, 
where he has spent his entire life, was bom 
■there April 18, 1837, son of Job and Mary 
(Keith) Bartiett, and is a descendant of sev- 
eral of the oldest families of the State, all 
<rf which have been jprominently identified 
■with New England from its earliest days. The 
Bartlette are of English origin. 

Wright Bartiett, the first of his name in the 
Bridgewaters, is supposed to have come hither 
"from the town of Hingham and located in 
what is now West Bridgewater, In 1731 he 
tnarried Bethiah Packard, daughter of Sam- 
uel Packard, and they had children as fol- 
lows: Samuel is mentioned below; Relief was 
married in 1761 to Ebenezer Hooper; Lydia 
married in 1761 Ebenezer Hinds; Phitlis mar- 
ried in 1753 Edward Powers. The father was 
-drowned in Boston harbor about 1737 or 1738, 
ihe mother dying a year or two later. 

Samuel Bartiett, son of Wright, born March 
31, 1736, in West Bridgewater, was a soldier 
in the war of the Revolution, serving as a ser- 
vant with Capt. Eliakim Howard's company, 
Col. Edward Mitchell's regiment, which 
marched t* Braintree Neck March 4, 1776; 
service, six days. He was a farmer and land- 
owner, having a tract on what is now North 
Elm street. West Bridgewater, part of which 
ia now owned and occupied by his great-grand- 
son, Horace Bartiett. Here he followed farm- 
ing until his death, which occurred July 31, 
1887. On May 12, 1757, he married Susanna 
Dunbar, daughter of Dr. David Dunbar, of 



West Bridgewater, and their children were: 
Susanna, bom June 1, 175tJ, married in 1792. 
David Gumey; Sarah, born March 7, 1760, 
married in 1777 Isaiah Hayward; Lucy, bora 
March 28, 1763, married in 1781 Waldo Hay- 
ward; Job Packard, bom Jan. 22, 1764, died 
young; Samuel, bom Dec. 27, 1766, married 
Lucy Jenkins in 1785, and they moved to 
Croydon, N. H.; Hannah, bom May 6, 1769, 
married in 1794 Simeon Howard; Rachel, 
bom June 8, 1772, married in 1813 Barnabas 
Lothrop; Keziah, born Aug. 4, 1775, mamed 
Abiel Howard in 1798; David was bora Jan, 
28, 1778. 

David Bartiett, son of Samuel, was born on ■ 
the homestead Jan. 38, 1778, and there grew 
to manhood. In his younger manhood he 
operated a gristmill, later settling down to 
farming on the homestead, operating a tract of 
fifty-five acres. He made many improvements 
upon the place, where he ended his days, dying 
Feb, 1, 1867, at a ripe old age. In politics he 
was originally an old-line Whig, later becom- 
ing a Republican. He attended the Unitarian 
Church. Mr. Bartiett married Polly Brett 
Howard, who was born Nov. 30, 1777, daugh- 
ter of George (Jr.) and Pamell (Ames) How- 
ard, and she died Sept. 26, 1812. Mr. and 
Mrs. Bartiett are buried in the Pine Hill 
cemetery, at WIest Bridgewater. They had 
the following children : Charlotte, bom Jan. 
11, 1797, died in 1812; Job was bom Jan. 5, 
1799; Polly, bora Oct. 24, 1801, married in 
1826 Ephraim Snell, and died Jan. 9, 1895; 
Susan, bora Aug. 28, 1807, married in 
1838 Nathan Alger, and she died Oct. 14, 
1838; Jane, bora March 7, 1804, married in 
1840 Ambrose Leach, and she died Jan. 5, 
1886 (he died March 13, 1865) ; Darid, bora 
Feb. 11, 1811, married Nov. 39, 1838, Rhoda 
Hayward, who died Nov. 5, 1840, and he mar- 
ried (second) Dec. 1, 1841, Patty Wood, who 
died July 20, 1874 (he died May 31, 1898). 

In 1815 Mr. Bartiett married for his second 
wife' Susanna Fish, and by this union there 
were three children: Charlotte, bora June 19, 
1818, died Oct. 5, 1848;. Henry Lewis, bora 
July 24, 1820, died June 28, 1832; Julia 
Franklin, bora Sept. 14, 1825, married Jan. 
16, 1861, Henry Leach, and died Sept. 22, 
1905 (he died May 18, 1903). 

Job Bartiett, son of David, was born on the 
homestead Jan. 5, 1799. and was educated in 
the pchools of West Bridgewater. He was 
reared to farming, and made it his life occu- 
pation, remaining with his father on the home- 
ptead, which he cultivated until he died. He 
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ble changes on the farm. He was also active ipating in the grand review at Washington, 
in local public affairs, taking a deep interest , D. C. He is a Democrat, but not active in 
in the welfare of the town, and filled the oftices politics, and is independent in local mattere. 
of selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor. Mr. Bartiett baa been quite active in the Tra- 
in political sentiment he was an old-line Whig temities, being a member of Fellowship Lodge^ 
and later a Republican. Like his father he A. F. & A. M., of Bridgewater; of Satucket 
attended the Unitarian Church, with which his Royal Arch Chapter, and of Bay State Corn- 
wife was also identified. mandery, K. T., at Brockton. He is a charter 

On Sept. 9, 1827, at Winthrop, Maine, Mr. member of Howard Lodge, No. 116, K. of P.,. 

Bartiett married Mary Keith Jackson, who was at Weet Bridgewater. He and his family at- 

bom Dec. 21, 1801, at North Bridgewater, tend the Unitarian Church. 
daughter of Caleb and Zeruiah Keith Jackson, On Jan. 37, 1869, Mr. Bartiett was married 

and granddaughter of Jonathan Keitli. Mr. in West Bridgewater to Abigail Howard, a 

Bartiett died March 9, 1867, his widow Jan. 5, native of that place, born Dec. 28, 1842, dangh- 

1879, and they were buried in Pine Hill ceme- ter of Charles and Sarah Vinal (Edson) 

tery. Their children were: (1) Mary Fran- Howard, and granddaughter of Edwin anij 

ees, bom June 25, 1828, married March 12, Betsey Haskell Spooner Howard, being a de- 

1851, Lewis Lincoln, and they resided at Nor- Bcendant of several of the oldest Bridgewater 

ton, Mass.; she died Feb. 25, 1806, long sur- families. Children as follows have been born 

viving Mr. Lincoln, who passed away March to Mr. and Mrs. Bartiett: (1) Annie Williams, 

10, 1854. (2) Samuel Dunbar, born Sept. 5, bom May 10, 1870, died Feb. 6, 1871. (2) 

1830, married Mary Ann Maroni, Nov, 37, Henry, bom Oct. 31, 1871, is engaged in farm- 

1856, and they reside in West Bridgewater. ing, residing at home, unmarried. (3) Helen 

(3) Henry, bom March 25, 1834, died Aug. Frances, bora July 21, 1874,-reBide8 at home 

25, 1864. (4) Horace was bom April 18, unmarried. 9ha is >a member of Deborah 

1837. Sampson Chapter, D. A. E., of Brockton, hav- 

Horace Bartiett passed hiR youth on the ing fifteen ancestors who participated in the 

home farm and received his education in the Revolutionary war, and is also a member of the 

public schools of his native town. At the age Order of the Eastern Star at Brockton. (4) 

of eighteen years he went to learn the trade of Jane Howard, bom May 25, 1877, conducts 

molder in the Fobes foundry, where he fol- an arts and crafts studio in Washington, D. C. 
lowed the trade for several years, working' as a 

journeyman and rising to the position of fore- EDGAR EVERETT DEAN, M. D., began 

man of the molding department. After the the practice of medicine in North Bridgewater 

death of his father lie gave up his trade and (now Brockton), during the Civil war period, 

Fettled down to farming on the homestead, and there continued to reside until his death, 

and here for nearly forty-five years he has en- which occurred Dec. 31, 1893. Dr. Dean came 

gaged in general agriculture, conducting the t<?- Brockton as the successor of Dr. Alexander 

original place of fifty-five acres and also eulti- Hitchbom, who had left this field to enter 

vating the land he has added to his original the army, and he therefore entered at once 

possessions, having bought in other sections of upon a well established practice. His skill 

the town. He owns and operates in all over and high personal standards held the patronage 

one hundred acres. He has continued to im- and good will of the community to the end, 

prove the place throughout the period of his and he died as he had lived, one of the most 

ownership, and being enterprising and ener- esteemed residents of the city. He was a man 

getic has also carried on the dairy business, who saw things clearly, and the events of the 

bringing his milk to Brockton, and for a num- day, presented to him often in an intimate 

her of years has been interested in the wood light, appealed for solution to one of his strong 

business. His prosperity is the result of well intellect and altruistic disposition. Naturally, 

directed industry and his success is due entire- sometimes through professional •channels but 

ly to his own efforts. often as the result of personal inclination, he 

During the Civil war Mr. Bartiett enlisted became connected with the wider affairs of life 

in the Union service, in January, 1864, at and with questions of public welfare and 

West Bridgewater, joining Company D, 58th economy, and his Varied interests developed a 

Massachusetts Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, character at once strong and sympathetic. He 

under Capt. Charles E. Churchill and Lieut, was a man well beloved both in bis professional 

Col. John C, Whitten, and continued with his capacity and for his many admirable personal 

command to the close of the war, finally partic- traits. 



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Dr. Bean was a descendant of the old stock children of Walter and Eleanor (Strong) Dean 

which has been long knovn in this section of were: Joseph, Ezra, Benjamin and Abigail. 
Massachnsetts. The name of Dean or Deane, (II) Ezra Dean, son of Walter, married Dec. 

which was originally spelled Den or Dene, and 17, 1676, Bethiah, daughter of DeacoD Samuel 

which is now written Dean or Deane, made its Edeon, of Bridgewater, and wife Susannah 

appearance in England soon after the introduc- (Orcutt), who were among the earliest settlers 

tiOD of surnames. It was apparently derived in Bridgewater. The children of Ezra and 

from the Saxon word "den" or "dene," mean- Bethiah were: Bethiah, bom Oct. 14, 1677 

ing a valley, that word being taken as a sur- (died Nov. 27, 1679) ; Ezra, bom Oct. 14, 

name by the people who lived in the valleys. 1680; Samuel, bora April 11, 1688 (died Feb. 

The family is probably of Norman origin, as 16, 1683); Seth, bora June 3, 1683; Mar- 

tbe first of the name of whom we have any garet, and Ephraim. 

record was Hobert de Den, butler to Edward (III) Dr. Ezra Dean (8), son of Ezra, bora 

the Confessor, and doubtless one of his Nor- Oct. 14, 1680, married Abigail, daughter of 

man favorites, as it is known that he owned Capt. James Leonard, of Taunton, and (sec- 

estatee in Normandy. Later the name is met ond) Abigail Bretnell. Dr. Dean settled in 

with in Essex, Northamptonshire, Huntingdon- Taunton in the practice of medicine. He died 

shire, Oxfordshire, etc., many of the name be- July 1, 1737. His children were: Ezra, bom 

longing to the nobility. After the abolition Oct. 30, 1706; Stephen, bom Sept. 29, 1708; 

of feudalism by Henry VII, tlie territorial Theodora, bom Dec, 31, 1712; Abigail; 

prefix "de" was dropped; the letter "a" was Nehemiah; James, bom in 1717; Solomon; 

introduced into the name "Dene" during the Nathaniel ; Seth ; Elkanah ; Pmdence ; Elisha ; 

reign of Queen Elizabeth, and it became William; George; and Esther, bora in 1733. 
"Deane." The Deanes of England have been (IV) Elisha Dean, son of Dr. Ezra, married 

a highly respectable and prominent family, Dec, 8, 1763, Molly Wood, of Norton, Mass., 

such men as Henry Dene, Archbishop of Can- and (second) Sept. 26, 1787, at "^aunton, 

terbury and Lord Chancellor under Henry VII., Mass., Mary Durfee, bora in Freetown, Mass., 

Sir Richard Deane, mayor of London in 1629, daughter of Thomas Durfee, of Freetown. Mr. 

Maj. Gen. Richard Deane, the regicide, and Dean lived to the age of eighty-three years. 

Sir Anthony Deane, comptroller of the navy. At the time of his marriage Mr. Dean was 

being members of that family. referred to as of Eastham, in Barnstable 

The Deanes have resided for centuries at and county, Mass. He probably died in Taunton 
in the vicinity of Taunton, Somersetshire, Eng- in 1823, as his will was p/xibated March 4th 
land, and from that place came most of the of that year at Taunton. In his will he men- 
early immigrants of the name to America, tions his wife Mary, his son Elisha, his 
The history of the branch of this family to daughter Polly (wife of James Dean), grand- 
which belonged the late Dr. Edgar Everett sons Charles and Alonzo, and granddaughter 
Dean, of Brockton, is here given, the genera- Lettice. 
tions being noted in chronol<^ical order. (V) ElJsha Dean (2), son of Elisha, mar- 

(I) Walter Dean, bora at Chard, a market ried Hannah Hall, of Norton, Mass., and their 

town, some ten miles fnSm Taunton, in Somer- children, or among them, were : Alonzo, bom 

setshire, England, in the extensive and fertile Sept. 23, 1794; and Charles, bora June 1, 

valley known as Taunton-Dean, on the river 1796. 

Tone, came to America with his elder brother (VI) Charles Dean, son of Elisha (2), bora 
John, hoth being among the earliest English June 1, 1796, married Lydia (Wilbur) Dean, 
settlers at Cohannet, which soon after was bom Sept. 17, 1798, daughter of Zibeon and 
called Taimton ; both were original purchasers Lydia Wilbur, and widow of his brother, Alonzo 
of the town, Walter Dean was a tanner by Dean, who died in February, 1826. Charles 
trade. His wife was Eleanor, daughter of Deandied June 28, 1869, hiswife died Oct. 28, 
Richard Strong, of Taunton in England, and 1875. One child, Hannah Hall Dean, was bom, 
sister of Elder John Strong, who came with June 3, 1826, by her marriage witti Alonzo, 
her to America in the ship "Mary and John," and the following to Charles and Lydia Dean: 
in 1630, and thence in 1637 went to Cohannet, Mary Elizabeth, bom Aug. 11, 1830, mar- 
now Taunton, Both Walter and John Dean ried R. H. Williams, and she resides in Brock- 
took up farms on the west bank of "Taunton ton, a widow; Elita Ann, born May 26, 1832, 
Great River," about a mile from the "Green," died unmarried. May 10, 1878; Martin Everett, 
and the open traveled way through these lands bora March 12, 1834, died March 14, 1836; 
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Hiram H. Pratt and died in Somerville, party, supporting General Harrison for the 

Mass.; Edgar Everett, bom Dec, 17, 1837,' la Presidency. 

mentioned below; Lettice Arrilla, born Feb. In 1882 Dr. Dean was elected alderman 

23, 1841, married CliSord Belcher, and is now from Ward One; in 1885 he was appointed 

a widow, residing in Canton, Mass, ; Hannah a member of the health board by Mayor J. J. 

Hall Dean married Jan. 23, 1853, Edmund Whipple, and later, when the sewerage com- 

Haskins, who was born Oct, 23, 1817; Mjs, mission was formed; he was appointed a mem- 

Haskina died Jan. 15, 1874, and Mr. Haskins ber thereof by Mayor W. L. Douglas, for a 

March 9, 11189. term of three years ; he had to resign before 

(VII) Edgar Everett Dean, son of Charles the close of the term, however, on account of 

and Lydia (Wilbur) Dean, was born Dec. 17, ill health. Dr. Dean waa a thirty-second 

1837, in Easton, Bristol Co., Mass., and there degree Mason, belonging to Paul Revere Lodge, 

passed his early boyhood, attending the local A. F. & A. M.; Satucket Chapter, R. A. M.; 

schools until he reached the age of fourteen Brockton Council, R. & S. M.; Bay State 

years. He then entered Bristol Academy, at Commandery, ,£. T., of Brockton; Boston Con- 

Taunton, where he remained for three years, sistory; and Aleppo Temple, A. A. 0. N. M. 

during which time he decided upon the medical S., of Boston. 

profession as his life work. He therefore en- On Jan. 17, 1866, Dr. Dean waa married 

tered the office of Dr, Luther Clark, on Pinck- to Helen Amanda Packard, daughter of 

ney street, Boston, with whom he continued Charles James Fox and Adeline (Packard) 

his studies while attending the medical school Packard, and a descendant of one of the oldest 

of Harvard College, from which institution he and moat prominent families of the old town of 

was graduated in 1861. He commenced prac- Bridgewater. She survived her husband, paes- 

tiee in Boston, remaining there until he moved ing away at her home in Brockton July 3, 

to North Bridgewater, now Brocktoui where 1903, in the sixty-second year of her age, the 

he made hig permanent home. Dr. Dean com- mother of three children, as follows: Marian 

manded a large practice, enjoying the pat- Everett, who was the companion of he'r father 

ronage of many of the beat familiea of the and mother, resides in Brockton, unmarried; 

town, and the confidence and esteem which Charles' Edgar, who is in business in Worcester, 

were his in such large measure are the best Mass., married Bertha 0. Miller; and Arthur 

proof of his standing. In 1878, needing rest Packard, of Brockton, married Emma C. Hil- 

and a change, he went to Europe, where he strum, and has one son, Edgar Packard, bom 

improved his time in study in the best hos- Aug. 12, 1906. Dr. Dean and hia wife wera 

pitals, taking a course at the celebrated Ro- attendants of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 

tunda hospital, Dublin, from which he was Mrs. Dean was descended from Revolutionaiy 

graduated Aug. 10, 1878. Returning home stock and was a member of Debor^ Samp«« 

r ■ J. 1 AL L- * !_■ * Chapter, D, A. R., of Brockton. She also be- 

he again took up the practice of his profe8sion> j^^ ^^ ^ jj,^ j^^j^^^ Women's Club, taking 

and continued ,m the same until his death. ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ both, as has her daughter. 

Dr. Dean was a man of strong convictions Mias Marian E. Dean. Mrs. Dean's maternal 

uid had the courage to act upon them. He grandfather, Lemuel Packard, was a private 

waa a stanch Republican during the Civil war in Capt. David Packard's company. Col. 

and the period immediately following, and Eliphalet Cary's regiment, which marched on 

when his old friend, Gen. Benjamin F, Butler, the alarm to Rhode Island July 82, 1780. Mrs. 

went over to the Democrats he followed, and Dean was a Packard in both paternal and 

for some years was as active in the Democratic maternal lines. Her father, Charles James 

ranks as he had been in the Republican, la- Fox Packard, came to North Bridgewater from 

deed, he was twice a candidate for Congress Boston, where had gone earlier generations of 

upon the Democratic ticket, being first nomi- the Bridgewater Packards. Her mother, Ade- 

nated Oct. 19, 1882, and on both occasions he line Packard, was bom March 26, 1813, in 

received flattering support. During General North Bridgewator, daughter of Micah and 

Butler's administration as governor Dr, Dean Lucinda (Hartshom) Packard, he a direct 

was appointed a member of the Stat* board of descendant of Samuel Packard, who came from 

health, upon which he served for three years, Windham, near Hingham, England, in the 

doing good work in that capacity both as a ship "Diligence," of Ipswich, settling first at 

physician and as an advocate of advanced Hingham, Mass., in 1638, thence moving to 

scientific regulation of public health questions, Bridgewater, now West Bridgewater, where he 

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can be traced nearly all of the name in this riage, he came to Fall River. He received his 

country. From Samuel Packard Mrs. Dean's education in the public schools, leaving the 

lineage on her mother's side is through Zoc- high school after one year's attendance, t6 go 

cheuB and Sarah (Howard) Packard, David to work. His first employment was in the fur- 

and Hannah (Ames) Packard, William and niture store of Westgate, Baldwin & Waring, 

Sarah (Richards) Packard, Lemnel and Sarah located on South Main street, where the Bon ■ 

(Hunt) Packard, Micah and Lucinda (Hart- Ton millinery store in now situated. Later he 

shorn) Packard, and Adeline Packard, who was employed as a bookkeeper in the grocery 

married Charles James Fox Packard. store of Jepson & Bowler, on Pleasant street, 
at the corner of Xinth, and he remained there 

SAMUEL W. WIIjKINSON, treasurer of for four years, leaving to become associated 

the Stafford Mills at Fall River, is a man who with his father in the furniture and picture 

has reached hia present position of trust and frame business on Fourth street. Continuing 

responsihility by high merit and tried ability thus for two years, he then engaged in the 

and through his own unaided efforts. He is a undertaking business for himself, in the Troy 

native of Reading, Middlesex Co., Mass., and a bnilding, on Pleasant street, where he was es- 

descendant of a family that has been long set- tablisbed nearly eight years, 

tied in the State of Maine. According to a Mr. Wilkinson's first experience in the mill 

family tradition the family originated in Nor- business was as bookkeeper for J. H. Estes & 

way, where its members were seafaring people. Bros., at what is now the Estea Mills, where 

Later generations resided in England and from he remained nearly eight years, until Jan. 1, 

that country in 1616 came two brothers, Wil- 1894, the date of his change to the Stafford 

Ham and Thomas Wilkinson, young men, who Mills, as head bookkeeper under the late Frank 

flettled in the Bermudas, then owned by mem- W. Brightman. He continued in that capac- 

bers of the English nobility, the brothers going ity, serving with marked credit and fidelity un- 

there as representatives of the Earl of War- der Messrs. Brightman and Fred E. Waterman, 

wick. Thomas Wilkinson later, in 1656, came treasurer, until May 19, 1909, when he was 

to Virginia, and still later went to what is now chosen to succeed Mr. Waterman as treasurer 

Maine, and there the family has since been a few days after that gentleman's death. At 

■continuously represented. the same time Mr, Wilkinson was chosen a di- 

Samuel Wilkinson, father of Samuel W., is rector of the Stafford Mills Corporation. The 
« son of John Wilkinson, who was a farmer and selection of Mr. Wilkinson was made in reeog- 
Tesided at Sonth Berwick, Maine, where he nition of faithful serrice and proved ability, for 
■died. Samuel Wilkinson was bom at South he has risen to his high standing alone and un- 
Berwick. He learned the trade of cabinet- aided. His advance is somewhat notable as the 
maker at Hartford, Conn., and later- located at first instance in years in which a vacancy in 
Reading, Mass., where he resided until the the treasurership of one of the local manufac- 
•death of hia first wife. Removing thence to turing corporations has been filled by the pro- 
Fall River about 1858, he has since made this motion of the bookkeeper. It had become the 
city his home, being active at hia trade until custom rather to choose some man who had 
1909, when he retired. He has been married been successful at another mill and allow him 
three times. His first wife, who was the to divide his time between the two, or to elect 
mother of Samuel W., was Lucy Ham, of an outsider. Thus hia selection has an added 
Rochester, N. H., who died in 185?, leaving significance. Mr. Wilkinson is a member of 
two children, Samuel W. and Lucy A., the lat- the Quequechan Club, of the Arkwright Club 
ter the wife of Charles A. Leach, of Jamaica of Boston and of the Cotton Manufacturers' 
Plain, Mass. The second wife of Samuel Wil- Association of Fall River. He is a member of 
kinson was Emily Martin, of Littleton, Mass., the corporation of both the Fall River Savings 
who died in 1880. She was a mother to Sam- Bank and the Union Savings Bank. Politi- 
nel W. in every sense of that sacred word and cally he is a Republican, fraternally one of tlje 
he reveres her memory as only a loving son leading Odd Fellows in this section, holding 
could, membership in Friendly Union Lodge, No. 164, 

The birth of Samuel W. Wilkinson occurred and Metacomet Encampment, No. 26 ; he is a 

Nov. 24, 1854, at Reading, Mass., and he was past officer of both bodies and enjoys the un- 

three years of age when his mother died. He usual distinction of baring served his lodge as 

then made his home with his paternal grand- noble grand two terms in succession; he haa 

mother, at South Berwick, remaining there un- served two terms, about ten years apart, as 

til 1863, when, after his father's second mar- deputy grand master of the New Bedford dis- 



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trict, I. 0. 0. F. He and his wife are mem- Mr. Roy withdrew from the firm in 1884 aaJ 

berB of St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, Mr. Poisson continued alone, assiBted by his 

On Nov. 25, 1880, Mr. Wilkinson was mar- brothers. He started a branch in South Water 

ried, in Fall River, to M. Abbie Reai^, a native street, which has been conducted succeeafully 

of that city, daughter of the iaie Ellery W. and by his brothers Gedeoti and Ludger under the 

Rebecca B. (Monroe) Bead. They have no name of G. & L. PoisBon, Later Mr. Poiswin 

children. Mr. Wilkinson is one of the well- erected a block at No. 882 Purchase street, 

known citizens of Fall River, A man of uni- where he moved his business and took in his 

form courtesy and politeness, he has a wide brother Laurent as assistant. He eatablisheiJ 

circle of friends and enjoys the confidence and a branch store in the city of Lawrence, Mass., 

esteem of all who know him. making his brother Laurent manager, and he 
conducted it for three years, when the buainesa 

JOSEPH POISSON, who for many years was sold out and all attention was given to the 

was a well-known 'and successful merchant of New Bedford establishment. In 1905 Mr. 

New Bedford, is now living retired at his beau- Poisson leased the present store, at Nos. 1056- 

tiful home on Mount Pleasant street, 1064 Acushnet avenue, which is one of the 

The Poisson family, of which Joseph Pois- finest stores in that section of the city. Since 
son is a member, ia one of the oldest among the his retirement his son has taken charge of the 
French-speaking people of the Province of business, conducting it with the same success 
Quebec. His father, Neree Poisson, was a na- which his father experienced. Mr. Joseph 
five of Gentilly, Province of Quebec, Canada, Poisson owes his success in business to his keen 
where he was engaged in the wholesale grain, insight and untiring energy. Honorable deal- 
wood and hay business. He spent his life ing and strict attention to business brought 
in his native town and raised a large him steady custom and he always was a shrewd, 
family, all of whom have become successful forceful man, exercising excellent judgment in 
business men and have reflected credit upon all transactions. 

their parents' teaching by their high moral Mr. Poisson has always taken an interest in 

characters. The father died in Gentilly, and was tbe city ot his adoption and its various insti- 

buried there. He was a consistent member of tutJons, He is a member of the Board of 

the Catholic Church. He married Adelaide Trade of New Bedford, a director of the New 

Jolibois, and his children were : Hector died at Bedford Safe Deposit & Trust Company, and 

home; Joseph is mentioned below; Adolphe a trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank of 

conducts the business of his father in Gentilly; the city. Socially he is a member of the New 

Phillipe runs a general store in Gentilly; Jean Bedford Yacht Club. He is also a member of 

Baptiste is engaged in the wholesale grain, hay the New Bedford Zouaves and Franc Tireur, 

and lumber business at Gentilly; Alphonsin^ the latter a company of sharpshooters. He is 

married Joseph Bourgois, who is engaged in a stanch Republican, but not a politician or in 

the general grain business at Ste. Angele, Three any sense an office seeker. In 1874 Mr. Pois- 

Rivers, Quebec ; Gedeon is a member of the son built a fine home on Mount Pleasant street, 

mercantile firm of G. & L. Poisson, New Bed- New Bedford, which is one of the finest in that 

ford, Ludger being the other member of the section of the city, and here he takes great 

firm ; Laurent is engaged in the real estate pleasure in greeting and entertaining his many 

business ia New Bedford. friends. He has a summer cottage at Matta- 

Joseph Poisson was horn in Gentilly, in the poiseft. He is fond of yachting and fishing 
Province of Quebec, Canada, Sept. 15, 1853. and is an automobile enthusiast. He and his 
He received his education in his native town family are members of the Catholic Church, 
and worked with his father until the year In August, 1881, Joseph Poisson was mar- 
1872, when at the age of nineteen years he ried to Emma Allaire, a native of Canada also, 
left home. Crossing the Canadian border he and they have one child, Alfred L., born Jan. 
came to Fall River, Mass., where he found em- 30, 1883. He was educated in the public 
ployment as clerk in the dry goods store of schools of New Bedford, and entered Harvard 
Sharon Brothers, with whom he stayed until he College, but was obliged to leave because of the 
Ftarted in business for himself a few years poor health of his father, which necessitated 
later. He continued his business until 1879, his taking up hia work. He left college in 
when he sold out and came to. New Bedford, 1902, and for the past nine years has been con- 
forming a partnership with Mr. D. A. Roy. ducting Ihe business established by his father 
Locating on Purchase street, near the "Parker with that same success which it has always en- 
House," they embarked in the dry goods busi- joyed. He is a member of the New Bedford 
ness, which was a success from the very start. Yacht Club, and of the Dartmouth Club. He 



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married Olivine Fhauauf, daughter of H. C. 
Phanauf, of Nashua, N. H., and they have two 
children, Robert Alfred and Joseph Richard. 

DAVID DIMMICK NYE, late of the town 
of Bourne, Barnstable county, was considered 
one of the best citizens of that place, a faithful 
•official who had served the town well for over 
a quarter of a century and whose untimely 
death cast a ^loom over the whole of Cape 
Cod and other sections where he was known. 
Mr. Nye was a native of Barnstable county, 
bom in what is now the village of Cataumet, 
which was then a part of the town of Sand- 
wich, Nov. 89, 1833, son of Ebenezer and 
I'yrena (Dimmick) Nye and brother of the 
late William Foster Nye, of New Bedford, a 
full Bketch of whom, with the family history, 
is given in these volumes. 

Mr. Nye attended district school in his na- 
tive town and there grew to manhood. He 
made a voyage on a whaling ship commanded 
by his brother Ebenezer. Not caring for a sea- 
faring life he located in New Bedford, where 
he was engaged in business for many years, 
after which he returned to his native home and 
took np farming as an occupation. This he 
made Ms principal business throughout the re- 
mainder of his life. He made his home in 
Cataumet, where he built a fine dwelling-house 
and bams and made other extensive improve- 
ments on his property. He was a stanch Re- 
publican and took a deep interest in public 
life, particularly in town affaire. In 1879 he 
waa elected a member of the board of select- 
men ; was overseer of the poor and assessor of 
the town of Sandwich, which position he filled 
for five years. When the new town of Bourne 
was formed, in 1884, he was chosen selectman, 
and from that time until his death faithfully 
and successfully performed the duties of that 
office — for a period of twenty-six years — ^with 
that ability for which he was noted. He also 
filled the office of assessor and overseer of the 
poor for a like number of years. Hia deep 
concern for the welfare of the town and the 
people led him to do much to encourage its 
growth and progress. He was known from 
one end of the Cape to the other and was 
noted for his integrity of purpose and high 
moral character. As a piiblic ofGrial he was 
honest to the core, dipcharging all the duties 
of his office with the highest efficiency. He 
was noted for his genial manner and unselfish- 
ness, his strict devotion to duty, and he was a 
true Christian in every sense of the word. For 
years a faithful and consistent member of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church of Cataumet and 



Poeasset, he served as a trustee of the church 
for upwards of a third of a century, during 
much of the time as president of the board, 
and was for a long period of years recording 
secretary and treasurer of the church society. 
On Sept. 28, 1910, while crossing the railroad 
tracks at the Buzzard's Bay station, Mr. Nye 
being deaf did not hear the approaching train 
(from Hyannia on her way to Boston), which 
struck and instantly killed him. He was bur- 
ied in the cemetery at Cataumet. His sudden 
death cast a gloom over the town he had helped 
to make and to which he had given so much of 
his time and attention. Many high tributes 
were paid by friends, and associates in the vari- 
ous walks of life, praising his sterling qualities 
of heart, his strict honesty and honorable acta. 
He was beloved by all. His home life was an 
ideal one and he was sincerely moamed in 
the circle of his friends as well as by his family. 

The following resolutions were passed at the 
annual town meeting of the citizens of Bourne: 

"The Citizens of Bourne in annual town 
meeting assembled realize the loss the com- 
munity has sustained in the death of David 
Dimmick Nye, and desiring to show their ap- 
preciation of his services as a faithful and ef- 
ficient official for. a period of twenty-six years 
hereby offer this tribute in loving remem- 
brance. 

"David Dimmick Nye was bom in Cataumet 
Nov. 29, 1833, son of Capt. Ebenezer and 
Cyrena (Dimmick) Nye. With the exception 
of a few years' residence in New Bedford hia 
life was spent in this community. Was mem- 
ber of board of selectmen since the incorpora- 
tion of the town of Bourne, 1884, coming to 
that position with the experience of five yeara' 
service in a like position in the town of Sand- 
wich. He waa well qualified to direct the new 
organization. In all these years no personal 
business or social obligation would he allow to 
interfere with his faithful performance of the 
duty of the tovni official. Even as the sum- 
mons came his steps were bent toward the office 
and his mind probably intent upon the affairs 
of the little town he loved so well. 

"Death will And ub Booner or later; 
On the deck or in the cot ; 
And we caanot meet it better 
Than by working out our lot. 

"In grateful recognition of his services the 
town places this tribute upon its records and 
directs its clerk to send copies to the family 
and the local newspaper, 

"Committee on resolutions, 
"George L. Athebton, 
"Benjamin F. Bodbne." 



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Mr. Nye was twice married. His first union, 
in 1H63, was to HanDah T. Curtis, daughter 
of Josiah and Sophia N. Curtis. She died in 
January, 1888, and he married (second) Oct. 
4, 1888, Esther F. Eaton, daughter of Freder- 
ick Eaton and widow of George H. Dennis. 
No children were bom to this marriage. By 
her first \inion Mrs. Nye had three children: 
George P. Dennis, who resides in Sandwich, 
Mass.; Mary E., who married Dr. H. C. Che- 
ney, of Palmer, Mass. ; and Carolyn Irwin, who 
married John Lordan (she is a graduate of 
Emerson Hospital, Forest Hills, Mass., and fol- 
lows the profession of nurse). Mr. Nye 
adopted a son, David Willis Nye, who resides 
near the homestead; he married Alma Phil- 
lips, and they have two children, Foster Phil- 
lips and Margery. 

DWELLEY. The name Dwelley is not com- 
mon, which fact makes it plausible that the 
American family, descendants of Pichard Dwel- 
ley of Lancaster, Hlngham and Scituate, Mass., 
is of English stock. The surname Dwelley is 
a contraction of the ancient English or Nor- 
man family name DeWelle. The present Eng- 
lish branch bearing the coat of arms spell the 
name DeWell, DeWelle or DeWill. Hon. 
Jedediah Dwelley, a well known citizen and 
public man of Plymouth county, is a descend- 
ant in the seventh generation of Richard Dwel- 
ley. The generaliong in this line follow, 

(I) Richard Dwelley, the firpt of the name 
in New England, settled about 1654 in Hing- 
ham, Mass. In 1665 he settled in that part of 
Scituate north of the Hanover Four Comers 
which is now a part of the town of Norweli, 
on land now owned by Henry D, Smith. There 
he spent the remainder of his life, dying there 
in 1692. He was twice married, the second 
time to Elizabeth Simmons, and his children 
were: Richard, John, Samuel and Mary. 

(II) John Dwelley, son of Richard, bom in 
that part of the town of Scituate now included 
in Norweli, spent his life there, engaged in 
farming. He married Rachel Buck, daughter 
of Comet John Buck, and their children were 
bom as follows: John, Jan. 15, 1693; Rachel, 
Sept. 27, 1694; Ichabod, Dec. 30, 1695; 
Obadiah. Feb. 21, 1697; Jedediah, Sept. 16, 
1698; Abner, March, 1700; Simeon, December, 
1701; Deborah, July, 1703; Joseph, 1705; 
Thankful, 1706; Mary, 1708; Benjamin, 1709; 
Susanna, 1711; Mercy, 1714; Lemuel, June, 
1717. 

(III) Jedediah Dwelley, son ,of John, was 
bom on the farm in what was then Scituate. 
where he himself owned land and followed 



farming. He died April 16, 1738, He mar- 
ried Elizabeth House, daughter of JoBeph 
HouRC, of Scituate, and they had a family of 
seven children, born as follows: Elizabeth, 
April 27, 1726; Deborah, Sept. 22, 1728; 
Susanna, March 20, 1730; Abner, March 6, 
1733; Joshua, July 20, 1735; Jedediah, March 
lo, 1737; and Lot, baptized March 16, 1741. 

(IV) Joshua Dwelley, son of Jedediah, bom 
on the farm in Scituate July 20, 1735, there 
grew to manhood. He lived for a time in the 
town of Hanover near the Woodward Hill, 
later moving to the liouse at the comer of 
Main and Union streets, in the same town, 
which is still standing and now owned by 
Charles W. Briggs, Here Mr, Dwelley. died 
March 15, 1787, and he was buried in the Cen- 
tral cemetery at Hanover, He was a soldier 
in the war of the Revolution. Joshua Dwel- 
ley married Avis RamBdell, bom in Hanover in 
March, 1741, daughter of Joseph Eamsdell, 
and she survived him many years, dying 
March 19, 1831, at the ripe old age of ninety: 
she, too, is buried in the Central cemetery. 
Eight cljildren were born to this union, as fol- 
lows: Deborah, born Oct, 18, 1762, who mar- 
ried April 13, 1786, Aeel Whitney; Lemuel, 
born Nov. 7, 1764 ; Joshua, bom Dec. 13, 1766 ; 
Jedediah, born Nov. 26, 1768, who died Nov. 
21, 1786; Avis, horn Nov. 21, 1770, who died 
Aug. 26, 1786; Joseph, bora Nov. 2, 1772, who 
settled in the State of Maine; Lucy, bora Sept, 
18, 1775, who married Seth Rose; and Pris- 
cilla, bora May 20, 1780, on what was known 
as tiie "dark day," who married John Stetson, 

(V) Lemuel Dwelley, son of Joshua, born in 
Hanover Nov. 7, 1764, grew to manhood in his 
native place and in that locality passed hie 
entire life. He was an energetic and success- 
ful man, becoming a large landowner (having 
a tract of 150 acres) and being also a part 
owner and operator of what was known as the 
Curtis forge in Hanover. He died Oct. 29, 
1846, and was buried in the family cemetery. 
Lemuel Dwelley was twice married, the first 
time Nov. 5, 1796, to Jane Gushing, daughter 
of Col. David Gushing, who was a colonel in the 
war of the Revolution. She died Dec. 1, 1716, at 
the age of forty-four years, the mother of the 
following named children; Lemuel, bora June 
18, 1798; Jane K., Dec. 19, 1804; George R., 
Sept. 27, 1807 (died Nov, 18, 1827) ; Jedediah, 
1814 (died March 26, 1834), For his second 
wife Mr. Dwelley married, Dec. 18, 1818, Lucia 
Turaer, daughter of Joseph Turaer, and to this 
union were bora two children: Joseph T., 
bora Sept. 23, 1819, who died Oct. 8, 1836:, 



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and Mary T,, born Nov. 10, 1821, who married who was bora in March, 1844, daughter of 

Joseph Briggs, Jr. Silas and Hannah B, (Dwelley) Hollis, and 

(VI) Lemuel Dwelley (2), eon of Lemuel, died May 11, 1902. She is buried in the 
was bom on the homestead June 18, 1798, and Central cemetery at Hanover. Mr. and Mre. 
there he grew to manhood. He followed farm- Dwelley had one child, Josephine S., bom 
ing, and also engaged in cattle droving for Sept- la, 1863, who is now the wife of Rev. 
many years. He took an active part in the Melvin S. Nash, State senator; they make 
public affairs of his town, serving as selectman their home with Mr. Dwelley. 

and in other otfices, and was a respected citizen, Mr. Dwelley is a Republican in political 
known for his substantial worth and intelli- faith, 
gence. He died April 13, 1870, and was bur- 
ied in the Central cemetery at Hanover. On JOHN LEONARD SLADE, one of the best 
April 21, 1827, Mr. Dwelley married Sarah J. known residents of Somerset, Maee., was a de- 
Bailey, who was bom in Hanover, daughter of scendant of one of the oldest families of the 
I'alvin and Sarah (Jacob) Bailey, and grand- southeastern part of the State. His line of 
daughter of Col. John Bailey and of Col. John descent from the pioneer progenitor is given 
Jacob, both of whom were men of distinction in detail as follows: (I) William Slade, the- 
and served as colonels in the Revolutionary first of the line in this country, is said to have 
war. Mrs. Dwelley was a woman of many at- been bom in Wales, Great Britain, the son of 
tainments. She died April 23, 1893, and was Edward, of whom nothing seems to be known 
buried beside her husband. They had children more than that he died. This family is said 
as follows : George R., bom Dec. 6, 1829 ; Ed- to have come from Somersetshire, England, 
win B., Jan. 2, 1831; Jedediah, Feb. 28, 1834; probably being of Wales only a short time. 
Sarali, March 6, 1836 (who married Joshua E. William appears of record at Newport, R. I., 
Bates, of Hanover, Mass.); and Charles H., in 1659, when admitted a freeman of the- 
Oct. 17, 1842 (who married Myra C. Cham- Colony. He became an early settler in the- 
berlin) , Shawomet Purchase or Shawomet Lands, which 

(VII ) Jedediah Dwelley, born Feb. 28, included that part of Swansea which later be- 
1S34. in the town of Hanover, was reared upon came the town of Somerset. Mr. Slade 
the home farm. He attended the public located in Swansea as early as 1680, the year of 
whools of the locality, but started to work at the beginning of the first record book, and 
an early age, learning shoe cutting. He cod- the meetings of the proprietors were held at 
tinued to follow this line until he was thirty- his house after their discontinuance at Ply- 
six years old. From the age of twenty-five mouth, in 1677. Mr. Slade was a large land- 
years Mr. Dwelley has been actively identified holder, his possessions including the ferry 
with "the public affairs of his community. His across Taunton river which took his name,. 
first offices were those of selectman, assessor Slade's ferry, and which reniained in the- 
and overseer of the poor, which offices he filled family until the river was bridged in 1876,. 
for thirty years, during twenty-eight of which and it was last operated by William L. and 
lie was chairman of the board. In 1865 he Jonathan Slade. Mr. Slade married Sarah^ 
was a member of the State Legislature; in daughter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, of Reho- 
1S72 he was elected to the State Senate, and both. He died March 30, 1729, at sixty-seven 
was reelected to that body in 1873, serving two years; Sarah, his widow, died Sept. 10, 1761, 
terms. In 1866 be became associate county aged ninety-seven, and her descendants num- 
ciimmissioner, serving as auch for ten years, bered 435 at that time. Their children were: 
imtii in 1876 he was elected county commis- Mary, born in May, 1689; William, born in 
pioner, in which capacity he was retained for 1692; Edward, bom June 14, 1694; Elizabeth, 
a period of twenty-seven years, his services to born Dec. 2, 1695; Hannah, born July 15, 
the county government thus covering a period 1697; Martha, bom Feb. 27-, 1699; Sarah; 
of thirty-seven years, during which time he Phebe, bora Sept. 25, 1701 ; Jonathan, bom 
gave many years' sen-ice as chairman of the Aug. 3, 1703 (died aged about eighteen) ; 
board of county commissioners. He also served Lydia, born Oct. 8, 1706. 

ten years as member of the school committee. (II) William Slade (2), son of William-and 

He was for several years chairman of the Sarah (Holmes) Slade, bom in 1692, married 

board of managers of the Norfolk, Bristol and June 23, 1715, Hannah Mason, daughter of 

Plymouth County Union Truant School. Benjamin and Ruth (Rounds) Mason and 

On Feb, 2, 1862, Mr. Dwelley was married granddaughter of Sampson Mason, the ances- 

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Hannah Mason was born in Swansea May 11, maoy years he was a trustee of the South Som- 
1698. William Slade died Oct. 24, 1738, aged erset M. E. Church and was always interested 

forty-six years. Children: Sarah, born Oct. in its welfare. 

7, 1718; William, Aug. 11, 1720; Benjamin, In August, 1851, Mr. Slade married Eleanor 

Oct. 19, 1731; Mary, April 8, 1723; Ruth, Hall Chace, daughter of Nathan and EUen 

Oct. 13, 1724; Jonathan, June 1, 1728; Peleg, (Hall) Chace. Nathan Chace was a son of 

Dee. 8, 1729; Obadiah, Jan. 15, 1730-31; Ed- Obadiah and Eunice Chace and first cousin of 

ward, June 15, 1732; John, in 1735; Charles, Rev. Obadiah Chace, of Somerset. To John. 

June 10, 1736-37. Leonard and Eleanor Hall (Chace) Slade was 

(III) Charles Slade, born June 10, 1736-37, born one daughter, Ella Frances, Sept. 13, 
died Nov. 13, 1826, aged ninety years. His 1863, who on Oct. 15, 1884, married EUsha 
wife, Sarah, was bom in 1740, and died April Anthony, of Somerset, son of Henry and Bet- 
7, 1713, aged seventy-three years. Their chil- sey (Mason) Anthony. Mr. Slade married 
dren were: William; Charles; , Alexander; (second) Sept. 17, 1884, Prudence Mason 
Gardner; Joseph; Ezra; Hannah; and John. Barker, who survives him. 

(IV) John Slade, son of Charles and Sarah 

Slade, was bom May 8, 1780, and died March LEONARD (Fall River family). It has 

34, 1838. He married Rachel Horton, daugh- been said that the Leonards, with a branch of 

ter of Daniel and Mary (Case) Horton, of which this article deals, are of the family of 

Rehoboth, Mass., and they resided at the home- Lennard, Lord Dacre, one of the most distin- 

stead on Brayton Point road, in Somerset, guished families of the nobility in the United 

Mrs. Slade died Sept. 11, 1863. Their chil- Kingdom, and descended in two lines from 

dren were as follows: Julia N. (deceased), Edward III., through two of his sons, John of 

who married David Brown and had four chil- Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and Thomas, Duke 

dren, David Edwin (deceased), Julia Emily of Gloucester. 

(deceased), Sarah Jane (married Frank Boyd) The immediate ancestor of the Leonard 

and Mary Adelaide (married Ashael Brown) ; brothers, James and Henry, who and their pos- 

Sarah Gardner, who died unmarried; a son terity have had so much to do with the iron 

that died unnamed ; Mary Goff, deceased, who works of this country, was Thomas Leonard of 

married Hiram Pierce; Angeline Martin, who Pontypool, Wales, a place celebrated for its 

died unmarried; Nancy Orris, deceased, who working of iron at an early date. The first 

married Daniel Wilbur; and John Leonard. permanent iron industry in America it is said 

(V) John Leonard Slade, youngest son of was established at Lynn on the Saugns river in 
John and Rachel (Horton) Slade, teacher and 1643 by John Winthrop, Jr., who went back 
successful farmer, was bom Jan. 29, 1826, and to England to get a company of workmen to 
made his home on the farm in South Somerset conduct them, among whom came James and 
on which he was born. The old house in Henry Leonard. In 1646 another iron works 
which he was bom was torn down several was establiBhed at Braintree, to which the 
years ago, and a new house replaced it, in Leonards were transferred. In 1662 they 
which he passed the remainder of his life, there started, however, independently, as ironmas- 
passing away Feb. ,17, 1910. When a young ters; in October of that year an agreement was 
man he taught school in his own district, and made between Taunton and Henry Leonard 
in several other schools of the town, teaching by which Henry and James Leonard and Ralph 
winters and working on the farm in the sum- Russell were to come thither and set up in con- 
mers. Some are still living who attended nection with certain inhabitants a bloomery 
school when he taught in the old red school- works on the Two Mile river. Suffice it to say 
house on what is now called Lovers' Ijane, just that the Leonards came and set up their works, 
south of the M. E. Church. This schoolhouse and not only fumislied an industry which later 
later became a dwelling house and was de- spread over a large part of this section, but 
stroyed by fire several years ago. Mr. Slade planted a family which has since been promi- 
was a very industriouB and hardworking man nent in all walks of life. James Leonai'd re- 
and achieved success on his farm. He was of mained in Taunton, that pari: that later be- 
a genial disposition and was one of the most came Baynham. Henry Leonard returned to 
highly respected men of Somerset. Always Lynn for a time, but in 1668, with his eons 
well informed on the events of the day, he was Nathaniel, Thomas and Samuel, went to Row- 
never lacking in topics for conversation. He ley and started works in which the father in- 
loved music and specially enjoyed listening to stalled his sons as managers. Next he estab- 
the old songs which he sang in his youth. For lished iron works at Canton, but in 1676 moved 



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to New Jersey, and set up iron works from first James, was a justice of the peace and a 

which have since spread all the great iron in- judge of the court of Common Pleas, aa was 

-tlustries of New Jersey. Later two of the sons his oldest son, Maj. Zephaniali Leonard, who 

be had left at Rowley joined him in New Jer- was a man of enterprise and energy, and filled 

■sey, while a third son, Thomas Leonard, lo- with honor the distinguished station in society 

-cated in the State of Virginia, and planted the whicli he attained. His son, Col. Zephaniah, 

iron industry there. a graduate of Harvard, married Abigail Alden, 

James Leonard was tlie progenitor of the a descendant of John Alden, the Pilgrim. 

Leonards of Taunton, Raynnam and Norton, Colonel Leonard was sheriff of Bristol county, 

with one branch of which this article is to in which 'ofiBce he was sueeeeded by his son 

-deal — with some of the descendants of Job Horatio, the two filling that otlice for upwards 

Zjeonard, whose son, the late Hon. Job M. of seventy years. Abigail Leonard, sister of 

Leonard, of Somerset end Fall River, had so Col. Zephaniah, married Josiah Crocker, son 

long been prominently identified with the ex- of Rev, Josiah of Taunton, and was the 

tensive iron works of that section, in which mother of the late William and Samuel Crock- 

.and other undertakings he had been so success- er of Taunton, 

ful. James and his sons often traded with the Through the Saynham branch of this ancient 
Indians, and were on such terms of friendship and distinguished Leonard family came the 
with them that, when the war broke out, Eing Somerset-Fall River line of Leonards, who have 
Philip gave strict orders to his men never to given character through perhaps five genera- 
hurt the Leonards. Philip resided, in winter,, tions to the great iron industry of this section, 
.at Mount Hope; but his summer residence was which, however, terminated through the recent 
.at Raynham, about one mile from the Leonard death of the late Job M. Leonard, alluded to in 
forge. Thomas Leonard, one of the sons of the foregoing. Russell Leonard, Samuel, Job 
James, was a distinguished character; was and Job M. Leonard and the latter's son, the 
physician, major, justice of the peace, town late Henry B. Leonard, respectively, in direct 
-clerk and deacon; and also judge of the court tine have been engaged in the iron industry. 
' -ct Common Pleas, 1703-13. Maj. George Of these, Job Leonard carried on operations 
Leonard, son of Thomas and grandson of only partly and periodically, the rest of the 
-James, removed about 1690 to Norton, at the time being engaged in fanning pursuits. By 
"time a part of Taunton, where he became th6 the irony of fate he was blessed with twenty 
proprietor of very large tracts of land; and, children, ten of whom were sons, to one of 
.as it were, founder of that town, and the pro- whom. Job M., it seems -to have been left to es- 
genitor of the Norton family. H^re tliis fam- pecially distinguish himself in the old family 
ily, as the poBsessoTa of great wealth and of vocation of iron working and he became one of 
the largest estate, probably, of any in New the wealthy men of his day. 
England, have lived for upward of two cen- Job M. Leonakd was born Sept. 1, 1833, in 
turies. Major Leonard was judge of the court Raynham, where until sixteen years of age he 
■of Common Pleas in 1716, His eldest son, assisted in the work of his father's farm, re- 
George, was a colonel and judge. One of the ceiving in the meantime a common school 
.grandsons of Maj. George, and George Leon- education. Going to Boston at the age named he 
ard by name, was a graduate of Harvard, and began a business career as clerk in a hardware 
a lawyer by profession; was a representative in store, becoming acquainted with the business, 
the first Congress of the United States under Li 1844 he engaged in this same busi- 
the Constitution, et cetera. ness for himself, but the mere selling of hard- 
And Bo we might go on, giving many, many ware did not seem to satisfy him, he having 
other distinguished sons of what was original seemingly the old traditional yearning for the 
Taunton of the Leonard name, the descendants iron industry. In 1850 he started the East 
■of James Leonard, but we must hasten on. Bridgewater Iron Works, which he carried on - 
Samuel Leonard, of the third generation from for some half dozen years with succesp. He 
James, tlirough hia son Thomas, was a man then turned his attention to the development 
of distinguished piety ; was a deacon, captain of iron works at Somerset, Here, on the point 
and a justice of the peace. Two of his sons of the town just named, at its south end, he 
were captains, one a justice of the peace, and set up a factory for the rolling of iron plate 
all of them deacons. One of the sons. Deacon and the cutting of nails, under the name of the 
Elijah Leonard, resided in Eajmham, near the Mount Hope Iron Company. This plant he 
old forge. Stephen Leonard, of the third gen- sold in 1868 to the Parker Mills Company, and 
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where he engaged io similar lines. Some half 
dozen years later he purchased the Parker 
Mills and for a number of years carried on 
both plants. One of these he in time closed 
and eventually dismantled it. Both plants 
were designed for rolling iron plate for the 
manufacture of nails. For many years all of 
the plate used in the great Field tack factories 
of Taunton was rolled at Somerset. 

When the changing times brought into use 
cut nails Mr, Leonard declined to adapt his 
plant to the making of the new nails and con- 
tinued the old form, and' perhaps this was tha 
last with a single exception of the great iron 
nail factories of the East. During the palmy 
days each of the Leonard factories employed 
from 200 to 250 hands, with possibly an aver- 
age payroll of some $300 per day, and turned 
out from 500 to 600 kegs of nails per day. 

Mr. Leonard maintained in connection with 
his works an extensive carpenter shop, a coop- 
erage and a well-equipped machine shop and 
foundry. 

As noted above, the Leonard name and the 
iron industry of the section had been insepara- 
ble for 300 and more years, but there was soon 
to come a time when it was to cease to be. 
Himself in advanced life and Henry B. Leon- 
ard — his only son and late assistant and busi- 
ness associate — having died, and the letter's 
only son, Mr. Russell Leonard, not having a 
taste for the industry, preferring ether lines of 
business, the continuance of the iron works in 
this section with the Leonards seemed to be at 
an end. This condition apparently saddened 
the aged ironmaster, and, being so forceful a 
character and full of sentiment, he preferred 
rather than to see the old plants carried on in 
the name of another that they be dismantled, 
that these plants that his genius and energy 
built and fostered, through fifty and more 
years, be destroyed. He died at his home in 
Fall River, May 7, 1905, and was buried at 
Taunton. 

Mr. Leonard was for a number of terms a 
representative from his town in the General 
Assembly of Massachusetts. 

In 1848 Job M. Leonard married Caroline, 
daughter of the late Albert and Abigail 
(Hewins) Field, founder of the great teck 
works at Taunton, and whom Mr. Leonard 
survived several years, she dying Oct. 5, 1900; 
in her seventy-second year. Their marriage 
was blessed with two children, both born in 
Taunton, namely: (1) Henry B,, who was as- 
sociated in biTsineee with his father as previ- 
ously noted, died in Somerset Feb. 26, 1904. 
He married March 9, 1875, Annie A. Hood, 



daughter of William P. Hood of that town, 
and they had five children: Ralph Emerson, 
bom Dec. 9, 18?5, who died Aug. 8, 1894;. 
Ethel B., born Dec. 10, 1877, who married 
June 15, 1898, Baymond S. Case, of Union- 
ville. Conn.; Gertrude F., born July 12, 1880, 
Mrs. Gledhill, of Portland, Maine; May Ade- 
laide, bom May 1, 1883, Mrs. George Chap- 
man, of Springfield, Mass. ; and Bussell Heniy, 
bom Oct. 4, 1888, who graduated from 'Har- 
vard in 1910, and married Sept. 19, 1911, 
Helen Elizaljeth Case. (2) Carrie Field mar- 
ried William A. Dassance and they reside at 
No. 80 Underwood street, Fall Rivet, the par- 
ents of two children : Leonard Field, who grad- 
uated from Fall River high school in 1908 ; and 
Ruth Carieton. 

GEORGE CHURCHILL, president of the 
Churchill & Alden Company, of Brocktoo, one 
.of the extensive and best known shoe manu- 
facturing firms of this Commonwealth, and 
of which he was one of the founders, is one 
of that city's prominent and infiuenlial citi- 
zens — a man who has shown marked fitness 
for the conduct of business, which in com- 
paratively few years has brought him abundant 
prosperity and established for him the repu- 
tation of being a successful business man, and 
as well an honored citizen of the communis 
in which he has attained his success. Mr. 
Churchill was horn March 9, 1841, in West 
Bridgewater, Mass., youngest son of the late 
Deacon Charles and Dorcas Pratt (Hawes) 
Churchill and a descendant of historic New 
England ancestry. 

The family of Churchill across the water 
is one ancient and honorable. The name is 
found in English records as Courcil, Courcelle, 
Curichille, Churchill, etc., the last manner of 
spelling, however, being the accepted form for 
many generations. The origin of the name 
came about in this wise : A township in France 
called Courcil now Courcelles, in Lorraine, was 
given as a manor to Wandril! De Leon, son 
of Gitto De Leon, of a noble family, and 
himself a famous soldier as early as 1055 A. D. 
He had two sons, Richard and Wandrill. The 
first became the feudal lord of Montalban, 
married Yoland, Countess of Luxemburg, and 
from them descended the noble honse of De 
I*oM in France, at the present day. 

Wandrill De Leon took the name of his 
manor, and became Lord of Courcil. He mar- 
ried Isabella De Tuya, and had two sons, 
Roger and Rowland de Courcil, and tbos be- 
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Soger de Conrdl followed' William, Duke of Bartlett. Their children, all bom in Ply- 
Normandy, known ae William the Conqneror, month, were: Anson, EUezer, Joeiah and 
into England in 1066 A. D., and when Wil- Jonathan. 

liam became king received for hie Bervices (IV) Eliezer Churchill (3), bom Feb. 86, 

lands in the Counties of Dorset, Somerset, 1713-14, in Plymouth, married Oct, 19, 1738, 

Wilts, and Salop (Shropshire), Sarah Harlow, bom in 1715, daughter of Wil- 

The American branch of the Churchill liam and Mercy Harlow, Mr, Churchill sold 
family here considered is one of long standing in 1717 his share of the estate, inherited from 
in the Old Colony, and has been continuous in his father, and in later years the old house 
that section to the present time, representative was converted into the shop used by L. & E, 
of honorable manhood and womanhood and Morton. To Eliezer and Sarah (Harlow) 
useful citizenship. There follows in chrono- Churchill were bom children as follows : Han- 
logical order from the immigrant the Churchill nab, Hannah (3), Sarah, Mercy, Eliezer, 
lineage and family history of the Brockton Jamee, Asa, Sylvanus, Sarah (S), Josiah and 
family alluded to in the foregoing. Phebe. 

(I) John Churchill, the immigrant ancestor (V) Lieut. Eliezer Churchill (4), bora Oct. 
of the Plymouth branch of the family in Amer- 31, 1744, in Plymouth, married (first) Sept. 
iea, was a native of England and first ap- 37, 1764, Mrs. Jane (Sylvester) Kider, and 
peared at Plymouth in New England in 1643. (second) Feb. 12, 1776, Abigail Bartlett. Mr. 
Here at Plymouth, Mass., Dec. 18, 1644, he Churchill was a shoemaker by occupation and 
married Hannah Pontus; bought a farm in resided in Bridgewater and Abington. His 
1645; was admitted a freeman in 1651; in children were: Eliezer, Charles and Deborah 
subsequent deeds he is called "planter." Mr. (all bom to the first wife) ; and Jane (bom 
Churdiill settled at Hobb's Hole, where he to the second). Eliezer Church (4) saw serv- 
lived and died, his death occurring Jan. 1, ice in the Revolution, being a lieutenant in the 
1662-63. His estate fell into the hands of his navy, and was taken prisoner by the British, 
son Eliezer. He had acquired, by grant or later being exchanged at the port of Halifax, 
purchase, quite a large landed property. Hia by Governor- General Collier, June 28, 1777. 
wife Hannah was the daughter of William (VI) Eliezer Churchill (6), horn in 1766, 
Pontus, who was at Plymouth as early as 1623, was a custom shoemaker, doing all the work 
and was bom in Holland or England. William on shoes by hand, machines for that purpose 
Pontus was a citizen of some prominence and not then being in use. On Jan. 27, 1788, he 
influence in the Colony ; and a member of the married Lucy Otis, of Scituate, bom Jan. 27, 
Court, 1636-38, inclusive. The children of 1769. They lived in West Bridgewater, Mass., 
John and Hannah (Pontus) were: Joseph, where Mr. Churchill died suddenly in Dccem- 
Hannah, Eliezer, Mary, Willism and John. her, 1818, Their children, all bom in West 

(II) Eliezer Churchill, bom April 20, 1652, Bridgewater, were : Sophia, Charles, Mary Otis, 
in Plymouth, married (first) Mary, and (sec- Deborah, Lucy, Jerusha, Harriet, Deborah (2), 
ond) Feb. 8, 1688, Mary Doty, daughter of Hannah Otis, Ehoda V. and Jane. 

Edward and Faith (Clarke) Doty. She died (VII) Deacon Charles Churchill, bom Aug. 
Dec. 11, 1715, aged sixty years. Mr. Churchill 17, 1791, in West Bridgewater, Mass., married 
was admitted a freeman at Plymouth in 1683, July 28, 1814, Dorcas Pratt Hawes, of Wey- 
He lived at Hobb's Hole, apon a part of the mouth, Mass., who was bom Dec. 12, 1795. 
original estate of his father, having come into They lived in Weymouth for a time, later re- 
possession of the first house built by him. He moring to West Bridgewater, Mass. Their chil- 
died abont 1716. The children bom to the dren, the eldest two bom in Weymouth, and 
first marriage were : Hannah, Joanna, Abigail, the others in West Bridgewater, were as fol- 
Eliezer, Stephen and Jedediah ; and those bom lows: Lucy, bom April 19, 1816, married 
to the second marriage were: Mary, Elkanah, Franklin Keith, of East Bridgewater, where 
Nathaniel, Josiah and John. she died; Lydia, bom Dec. 13, 1818, married 

(III) Eliezer Churchill (2), bom Feb. 33, Joshua T. Ryder, of West Bridgewater, and 
1682, in Plymouth, was a farmer there, where died in East Bridgewater; Harriet, bom Nov. 
he died Sept. 31, 1754. After his death the 14, 1820, married Lucius Alden, of Bridge- 
remainder of the original land was dirided water, and died in East Bridgewater; Charles, 
between his sons Jonathan and Eliezer (3), the bom Jan. 33, 1823, died in infancy; Charles 
latter rcceiring what later was the Edwin Mor- Edward, bom June 1, 1824, was a shoe cutter 
ton estate. He married Hannah Bartlett, bom by trade, and during the Civil war served as 
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mond, Va., and died in West Bridgewater in fourteen cents per day. After remaining with 

1901 (he married Lucy T. Howard) ; Eliza- Mr. Allen some time he returned home and 

beth, bom June 3, 1827, married Peter Dalton, worked in his father's shop, where be was Boon 

of North Bridgewater, and died in Brockton; able to make six pairs of boys' shoes complete 

Mary Porter, bom June 9, 1831, married James per day. Here he remained about two years, 

S. Allen, of East Bridgewater, where she died and then entered the shop of the late Charles 

in 1870; Dorcas Ann, bom Feb, 11, 1834, mar- Edward Howard, in West Bridgewater, where 

ried George L. Dunbar, of East Bridgewater, he was employed in the stitching department, 

and died there in 1890 ; Rodney, bom May 13, of which he was soon made foreman. During 

1837, a shoe cutter by trade, married Hannah his first year's service he received ten cents 

G. Reed, and died in East Bridgewater in per hour, the second twelve and a half, and 

1904; Newton, bom April 13, 1839, married the third fifteen. He continued as foreman in 

Martha Fay, was a linen importer in New this shop until he was twenty-one years old, 

York, and died in Boston in 1903; and George, when he located in North Bridgewater, now 

bom March 9, 1841, is mentioned below, Brockton, and entered the shoe factory of the 

Deacon Charles Churchill was a shoe cutter late Mart;iQ L. Keith, in whose employ he 
by trade, and was recognized as a fine mechanic, remained about two years, or until he enlisted 
He operated a shop' of his own, where he was for service in the Union army, during the 
engaged in the manufacture of dioes, and when Civil war. In July, 1864, upon the call of 
not thus employed followed hie trade in the the govemor of the State for four thousand 
various shops of the neighborhood. Being a men to do garrison duty in the forte in and 
very conscientious and painstaking workman, around Washington, Mr. Churchill responded, 
he was frequently called upon to do cutting, enlisting for one hundred days, and was mne- 
especially of fine calfskins, by the other shoe- tered into service July 14, 1864, in Capt. Uriah 
makers of the community. Of an industrious Macoy's company. This company was later 
nature, and possessing a genial and kindly located in Indianapolis, Ind., and, although 
manner, he commanded and enjoyed the respect not actively engaged in any battles, did valn- 
and esteem of the entire community. In his able service on guard duty. Mr. Churchill was 
political faith he was first an old-line Whig, mustered out Nov. 30, 1864, and on his return 
and later a Republican. Both he and his wife to North Bridgewater engaged in the shoddy 
were devout Christians, early in life becoming business for a short time, after which he en- 
members of the Congregational Church, and in tered the stitching room of the late Gardner 
1836, upon the organization of the society J. Kingman's shoe factory, where he remained 
styled "The Union Trinitarian Society of East about a year and a half. He then purchased 
and West Bridgewater," both became members, and conducted for some time the shoe finishing 
Mr. Churchill being one of the nine original business, with steam power, of the late Daniel 
petitioners who applied for authority to organ- Noyea Keith, In 1878, in company with the 
ize the society. In October, 1839, he was late William B. Whitman and the late Lucina 
chosen deacon of the society, and continued F, Alden, under the firm name of Whitman, 
faithfully to serve in that capacity until his Churchill & Alden, he engaged in the mannfac- 
death, which occurred in West Bridgewater ture of shoes in Campello. At the expiration 
Aug. 6, 1864, when he was aged seventy-three of five years Mr, Whitman retired from the 
years. He was surrived by his wife, who at the business, his interest being purchased by his 
time of her death in Brockton, in 1888, was partaiers. The firm then became Churchill & 
the last of the original members of the society Alden, and in 1889, the business haring ont- 
in which she had been a faithful and con- grown their factory accommodations, they pur- 
ecientious worker. chased the large plant on Main street known 

(VIII) George Churchill, youngest child of as the Copeland factory, to which they have 

Deacon Charles and Dorcas Pratt (Hawes) since made several additions and many im- 

Churchill, was bom March 9, 1841, in West provements, making it one of the moat modem 

Bridgewater, Mass., and in the district schools and up-to-date plants in the city. This enter- 

of his native town acquired his education. Be- prising and progressive firm invented and holds 

ing one of a large family of children, and his the patents on the well known "Ralston Health 

father in poor health, young Churchill was Shoe," which has an extensive sale throughout 

but fourteen years old when he left school and the country, and which shoe the firm has been 

began eaming his own way by pegging shoes manufacturing since 1899. In 1900 Frank S. 

for his brother-in-law, James S. Allen, in East Farnum and Stephen B. Alden became mem- 

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incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts retary of the Churchill ft Alden Company, and 
as the Churchill & Alden Company, vith the has tvo daughters, Mieredith Churchill and 
following officers: George Churchill, preai- Elizabeth Famum, On Sept. 30, 1909, Mr. 
dent; Lucius F. Alden, vice president; Stephen Churchill married (second) Mrs. Mary A. 
■ B. Aldeo, treasurer; and Frank S. Farnuin, (Allen) Humphrey, of Brockton, where for a 
secretary. Mr. Lucius F. Alden died in Brock- number of years she was principal of the Grove 
ton Dec. 38, 1903, in the sixtieth year of his school, and where she has been prominent in 
age, his son, Stephen B. Alden, treasurer of the educational and social life of the city, 
the concern, taking his place in the corpora- As a business man and citizen Mr. Churchill's 
tion. The company give employment to sev- uniform courtesy, democratic'manners and per- 
eral hundred hands, and their shoes, which have sonal integrity are well established, and beyond 
attained an. excellent reputation for quality, the circle of his commercial life be is a volu- 
styte and durability, have met with a steady able and active factor in the community. He 
and increasing demand. is a shrewd, farseeing business man, and his 
Mr. Churchill has long been identified ,with usefulness as a citizen extends outside hie buai- 
the financial interests »f Brockton, having ness sphere into channels of beneficence, al- 
served as a director of the Home National though his acts of charity are seldom knovn 
Bank for a number of years, and he is also an except to the recipients. His sterling qaalitie« 
incorporator of the Brockton Savings Bank, have won him the respect of the entire corn- 
He has been a prominent mem1>er of the Brock- munity. 
ton Shoe Manufacturers' Association since it 

was formed; and is also a valued member of WETHERELL (Fall River family). The 
the Commercial Club, which numbers among name and family of Wetherell is one early in 
its membership the leading business and pro- what was ancient Taunton, the family becom- 
fessional men of the city. Politically he is a ing quite numerous in that part of Taunton 
stanch believer in Republican principles, and that later became the town of Norton. The 
upon the inauguration of the first municipal Taunton settler, William Wetherell, was there 
government of the city of Brockton in 1882 as early as 1643, and, says tradition, he came as 
fie represented Ward Three in the board a cabin boy. Savage thought him possibly a 
of aldermen. In religious faith he is a Con- nephew of Rev. William Wetherell, M. A., of 
gregationalist, and is an active and prominent Maidstone, England, schoolmaster, who came to 
member of the South Congregational Church this country in the spring of 1634-35. He 
of Campello. graduated from Corpus Christi College, Cam- 
Mr. Churchill has been twice married. His bridge, in 1619, and settled at Charlestown, 
first wife was Harriet A. Hayward, daugAer where he taught the grammar school. He lived 
of Otho Hayward (bom April 3, 1796, mar- later at Cambridge and in 1644 became pastor 
ried in 1824) and Eowena (bom Aug. 9, 1800, of the church at Scituate and continued in it 
daughter of tialen Howard and granddaughter until the time of his death, 
of J'onathan Howard), Mrs. Churchill de- Of the Taunton William Wetherell it is 
scended from (I) Thomas Hayward, who came written: "Large as was the territory of Taun- 
from England and settled at Duibury before ton, it had settlers in its almofit every part. 
1638, and became one of the original pro- Winneconnet Pond on the north had its attrac- 
prietors and first settlers of Bridgewater; tions, and William Wetherell's name has come 
through {II) Deacon Joseph Hayward, whose down through many generations as the honored 
third wife was Hannah Mitchell ; (III) Thomas ancestor of numerous descendants and the first 
Ha3nvard, who married Bethiah Waldo; (IV) permanent settler on the easterly side of the 
Edmnnd Hayward, who married Anna Snell ; pond, in that pari of Cohannet purchase. This 
(V) Waldo Hayward, who married Lucy Bart- was in 1669. He was a man of some irapor- 
lett, and their son (VI) Otho, bom in 1796. tance in town affaire, served as constable in 
Mrs. Churchill, who was an active member of 1662 and 1676; was deputy in 1671 and 1685, 
the South Congregational Church, passed away and one of the selectmen in 1685. Living on 
in Brockton Oct. 34, 1905, She was the mother the main road from Taunton to Boeton, he 
of two daughters : Cornelia Augusta, who mar- sonletimes entertained travellers. According 
ried Frank E. L. Gumey, instructor in Latin, to an old deed in possession of one of his de- 
astronomy and algebra in the State normal scendants, he was eldest sergeant in Capt, 
school at Bridgewater, and had one son; Stud- Gorham's company in the great Narragansett 
ley Churchill, who died in infancy; and Mary Swampfitt," This William Wetherell's fon 
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supposed to have firat "pitched" hia habitation turers, and he was solicited to come thither by 
within the limits of Norton, of which town he the agent of the Metacomet Manufacturing 
was the first settler. From the first William Company to apply his knowledge to the cover- 
through his ROD William descended a line of ing of rolls, on the promise of a lucrative trade. 
William Wetherells down to perhaps the pres- By this act Daniel H. Wetherell became the 
ent time. Another line of this family came first maker of roller coverings in Fall River, 
through John Wetherell, son of the first Wil- and perhaps in the country, and laid the foun- 
liam, through John's son John. John, the dation of an industry with which the family 
elder, settled at the place in comparatively name has ever since been associated. From 
recent years known as the Thomas Copeland Mr. Wetherell's designs and ideas almost all 
estate. He was an original member of the of the machinery now used in roller establisb- 
NorLon church, one of the first board of select- ments has been made. In time assistance he- 
men, and one of the leading men of the town, came necessary, and a nephew, another Daniel 
His son John, who was born Oct. 8, 1688, is Wetherell, came to Fall River for that purpose, 
said to have been the first child born within and he, in time becoming proficient, on the 
the limits of Norton. Jeremiah Wetherell, son death of the uncle succeeded him in the busi- 
of William and grandson of the first William, ness. The letter's growth was coincident with 
lived for a time in the east part of the town, tlie development of cotton manufacturing here, 
and afterwards moved to Taunton. The time had now arrived when the younger 

It is from the foregoing source came the Daniel Wetherell' needed assistance and it was 
Taunton-^all River Wetherells, the liead of the at this period when Mr. Grin Bradford Weth- 
Bpecial family here considered being the late erell, as alluded to in the foregoing, became 
Thomas Wetherell of Taunton, whose son Orin associated with his brother, Daniel, in a part- 
Bradford Wetherell has for so many years been nership in the business, the style of firm be- 
one of the leading manufacturers of Fall River coming D. & 0. B. Wetherell, the junior mem- 
and one of its substantial citizens. l>er removing to Fall River, which has ever 

Orin BRAnFonn Wetiiebell, son of Thomas since been his home and field of labor. Here, ' 
and Caroline (Smith) Wetherell (the latter for fifty or more years, he has prosecuted his 
the daughter of William Smith, of Taunton), enterprise with elTort, enterprise and that rare 
was bom Feb. 14, 1830, in Taunton, good judgment that has brougjit liim deserved 
Mass. After his school days were over he success, bringing him both position and means 
learned the slioemaking trade, mastering it and in the city of his adoption, 
becoming an expert in the business. An am- The senior member of the firm died in 1893, 
bitious man, be saw, in the early fifties, an and at that time Mr. Howard B. Wetherell, son 
opportunity he thought to better his condi- of the junior member of the old firm, became 
tion, and going to Stoughton, Mass., he tJiere his successor, this firm name then changing to 
entered the employ of Martin Wales, a leading 0. B. Wetherell & Son, and in 1906 incorpor- 
shoe manufacturer of that place. Some years ating as the 0. B. Wetherell & Son ComiMny, 
later from that point, the time in his life began Besides carrying on their own business, the 
which led to the great success he attained, this 0. B_. Wetherell & Son Company -have a large 
occurring in the year 1858, when a proposition interest in the Davis & McLane Manufacturing 
came to him from his brother, Daniel Weth- Company, a corporation operating in the same 
erell, for their association in an enterprise line of business, which entitles them to the 
which involved a pronounced change from that claim of being one of the largest concerns for 
he had been following. Among the many covering rolls in the country, 
problems unmastered in the early days of cot- The policy of the 0. B. Wetherell & Son 
ton manufacturing at Fall River, the now Company and its predecessors toward their 
great cotton manufacturing point of New Eng- employees has been such that to them labor 
land, was the serious one of providing a cover- troubles are unknown as affecting their bust- 
ing for the top rolls used in spinning, that ness. Men are growing gray in their service, 
would produce results commensurate with the The senior Mr. Wetherell, notwithstanding 
needs of yarn making. Various expedients the close application through the long period 
were made use of without the real difficulty cited to active and arduous business, has taken 
being surmounted. At this juncture, word time for enjoyment and interest in clean sport 
came to Fall River that his uncle, Daniel H. as a diversion. He likes a speedy horse. He 
Wetherell, who was connected with the Hope- has ever taken a praiseworthy interest in the 
well mill at Taunton, was an expert in the mat- advancement and prosperity of Fall River, and 
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tbe best intereste of the city and welfare of its 
people. Hie political affiliations have been 
with the Kepublican party, though he has never 
Aspired to office, caring nothing for political 
preferment. He is a member of King Philip's 
Lodge, A. F. and A. M., at Fall Eiver, Fall 
River Chapter, E. A. M., and Fall Eiver Coun- 
<al, E. & S. M. , The family have always at- 
tended the First Baptist Church at Fall Eiver. 
In 1865 Mr. Wetherell was married to Misa 
Hannah M. Barney of Warren, E. I., daugh- 
ter of William P. and Charlotte (Champlm) 
Barney. Their only child is the son, Howard 
Bradford Wetherell, alluded to above. 

WILLIAM CEOWELL PAEKEE, one of 

tbe best known membeia of the Bristol county 

bax, is a descendant in the eighth generation 

■ from William Parker, being a member of one 

of tbe oldest families of southeastern Massa- 



This New Bedford Parker family is a branch 
■of the early Cape Cod stock, whose pro- 
genitor, William Parker, was among the early 
inhabitants of Scituate, and who with otbera 
in 1640 removed to Mattakec?e, there settling 
on a tract of land granted the September pre- 
viouB. Mr. Parker finally settled in the town 
of Falmouth, where he resided until the time 
of his death. On Nov. 13, 1651, he married 
Mary, daughter of Humphrey Turner; at his 
death he left several sons, among whoni was 
Bobert. 

From this (I) William Parker the lineage 
of William Crowell Parker, of New Bedford, is 
through Eobert, Joseph, Benjamin, Benjamin 
(8), Sylvanus and William Crowell Parker. 
These generations in detail and in the order 
named follow. 

(II) Eobert Parker, whom Savage hae of 
Barnstable, married Jan. 38, 1657, Sarah 
James, and to tbem came children: Mary, bom 
April 1, 1668; Smith, June 30, 1660; Alice, 
Jan. 80, 166S; and Jane, in March, 1664. To 
the father's second marriage, this time with 
Patience, daughter of Henry Cobb, came chil- 
dren: Thomas, bom Aug. 24, 1669 (?) ; Dan- 
iel, April 18, 1670 (?) ; Joseph, Feb. 16, 1671- 
72; Benjamin, March 15, 1674; Hannah, in 
April, 1676; Sarah, in 1678; Elizabeth, in 
1680; and Alice (2), Sept. 15, 1681. 

(III) Joseph Parker, bom Feb. 16, 1671-72, 
married June 30, 1698, Mercj; Whiston. Mr. 
Parker and his wife were original members of 
the church at Falmouth in 1707, both being 
residents of tbe town in 1708. Their children 
were: Joseph, born April S3, 1699; John, 
Sept. 11, 1700; Benjamin, Feb. 16, 1702; 



Timothy, Nov. 27, 1703; Seth, Sept. 80, 1705; 
SilvanuB, Sept. 11, 1707; and Mercy, May 81, 
1709. 

(IV) Benjamin Parker, son of Joseph and 
Mercy (Whiston) Parker, bom Feb. 16, 1708, 
married Hannah, and had: Susanna, bom in 
1727; Ann, 1732; Sarah, 1733; Benjamin, 
Feb. 26, 1736; Hannah, 1738; Job, Nov. 10, 
1741 (who was ordained deacon June 14, 
1786, and died May 7, 1812) ; George, May 37, 
1745; and Nathan, March 12, 1748. 

(V) Benjamin Parker (2), eon of Benja- 
min, was the next in tins line. He and his 
son Sylvanus Parker both lived in Falmouth, 
from which place William C. Parker, son of 
Sylvanus, came to New Bedford when a young 
man. 

(VI) Sylvanus Parker, son ot Benjamin 
(2), born in Falmouth, married Bebecea, 
daughter of Isaiah and Lucy Hatch. 

(VII) William Crowell Parker, bom in 
1813, died in 1876. He married 'July 6, 
1837, Huldah Nash Potter (see Potter fam- 
ily), and they had children as follows: Mary 
E,, bora April 16, 1838, married Nov. 11, 

1868, Daniel K. Prescott; John H., bom Jan. 
27, 1841, is living in Cleveland, Ohio; Lucy 
K., born Dec. 29, 1843, married May 17, 1866, 
Fred T. Keith; Sarah T. was born April 6, 
1845; Dora D. was bom July 6, 1847; Wil- 
liam C. was bom Feb. 19, 1860; Harriet B., 
bom Sept. 14, 1853, married June 1, 1875, 
Herbert J. Brownell ; Frank C, bom May 13, 

1869, married Oct. 12, 1884, Susan Sherman, 
daughter of Charles B. and Julia E. Sherman, 
and lives in Springfield, Mass. The father 
of this family came to New Bedford when a 
young man, learned the trade of painter and 
was for many years one of the leading men in 
that line in the town. He was a member of 
the North Congregational Church. 

(VIII) William Crowell Parker, sixth child 
and second son of William C, born Feb. 19, 
1850, obtained his early education in the New 
Bedford public schools. He began to read 
law in the offices of Barney & Knowlton, at- 
tended the Albany (N. Y.) IjBw School one 
year, and was admitted to the bar of Massa- 
chusetts in 1876, since when he has success- 
fully followed the general practice of hia pro- 
fession in New Bedford. He has had but one 
law partner, Bobert F. Eaymond, with whom 
he was associated in 1883-84. Mr. Parker has 
long been a prominent Eepublican, For sev- 
eral years he was a member of the New Bed- 
ford common council. In 1872, when but 
twenty-two years old, he was elected to the 
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in 1873 and 1874, having been reelected. He built in New England. He was a man of 

was the youngest member of tliat botiy. In wealth for that period, exerting a wide influ- 

1873 he was a member of the Labor com- ence in each of the places where he dwelt. He- 

mittee, and at the cloee of that sesBion was ap- died in 1656. His four sons were : Samuel^ 

pointed a memb^ of the special committee to Joseph, William and Shadrach. These sons- 

invoEtigate the accounts of county officers, of spelled the name Wilbor, 

whicli he was made secretary. He drew the (11) William Wilbor, third son of Samuel^ 

report of the committee which was submitted settled in Portsmouth, R. I., on lands of his 

to the Legislature. In 1878 and again in 1880 father. His wife's name is not known, but of 

Mr. Parker t^rved as city solicitor of New his nine children, 

Bedford. (Ill) Daniel Wilbor, bom in Portsmouth, 

Mr. Parker has made a most gratifying sue- R. I., in 1666, was the first settler of the name- 
cess in his profession. Having had but one in Swansea, now Somerset, on lands purchased 
partner during hia career of over thirty years by his father in 1680. He was then fourteea 
at the bar, lie has been both coungelor and ad- years old, and inherited the property upon his 
voeate to his large clientele. As a student he father's death, in 1710. Hia wife's name was- 
was in the office and under the preceptorship Mary Barney. 

of two of the best known and most successful (IV) Daniel Wilbor (2), son of Daniel and) 
trial lawyers of the Bristol county bar; and it Mary, bom March 31, 1697, was a prominent 
has been as an advocate in the trial of civil man and held various town offices. He mar- 
cases that Mr. Parker has made his most pro- ried Ann Mason and had Daniel and Elizabeth, 
nounced successes. He has in the truest sense His death occurred in June, 1759. 
been the architect of his own fortune and (V) Daniel Wilbor (3), bom in what is' 
prosperous legal career. ■ now Somerset April 26, 1749, died March 2,. 

On Sept. 14, 1883, Mr. Parker married Ab- 1821. He married Mary Bamaby, of Free- 

bie G. Tallman, daughter of William Tallman, town, who died Dec. 21, 1826. Children l 

Jr., of New Bedford. He is a member of the Daniel, James, Ambrose, Elizabeth, Bamabyr 

North Congregational Church and chairman Mary, William, Hanan and Anna. Ambrose 

of its board of trustees, and his social connec- and Anna died in infancy, the rest living to> 

tions are with the Dartmouth and Country old age. 

Clubs and the Royal Arcanum. (VI) Daniel Wilbor (4), bom Jan. 28, 
1773, died Feb. 24, 1844. He married Sarah,, 

WILBUR. Since 1680 there have dwelt on daugliter of Zephaniah Sherman, of Somerset 

their farm in what is now Somerset, Mass., six born in January, 1779, died Feb. 11, 1860. 

generations of Wilburs. The family name has Children : Ambrose B., Elizabeth (married' 

been variously spelled Wildbore, Wilbore, Wii- ''Oliver Mason), Daniel (died aged eight years)^ 

hour, Wilbor, Wilber, Wilbar, ana Wilbur., The Marv B., Danie! (2) and Sarah. 

American ancestor, (I) Samuel Wildbore, is of (^11) Daniel Wilbur (5),. the fifth of that 

record in the First Church of Boston as fol- name in direct succession, was bom Nov. 14, 

lows: "Samuel Wildbore, with his wife, Ann, 1818, upon the land where hia forefathers had 

was admitted to this church Dec. 1, 1633." made their home, and he died there June 19, 

His wife Ann was a daughter, of Thomas 1896. He was educated in the public schools,. 

Bradford, of Dorchester, in the south part of reared a farmer and pursued that vocation all 

York, England. Samuel Wildbore married hia life. Daniel Wilbur's thought and energy 

(second) Elizabeth, who was admitted to the were by no means confined to the tilling of the- 

church Nov. 19, 1645. He was made a free- soil. He had an active brain, a very retentive 

man in 1634. He bought land largely in the memory, and was a sound logician. He had 

town of Taunton, and removed thither with his read widely and thoroughly; and no topic of 

family. He, with others, embraced the doc- general conversation found him without some^ 

trines of Cotton and Wheelwright, was ban- knowledge of the subject, or correlated facts, 

ished in 1637, fled to Providence, and under His services were always much sought in local 

advice of Roger Williams purchased from the affairs, as. selectman of hia town, as delegate to 

Indians the island of Aquidneck, to which he conventions, chairman of town meetings and 

removed in 1638. In 1645 he returned to Bos- of public gatherings of all kinds. He was a 

ton, maintaining also a home in Tannton. He member of the State Legislature in 1843 and 

with some associate built and put in operation was returned to that body in 1879. In 1854 

an iron furnace in that part of Taunton which he was in the State Senate and was a member 

is now Raynham, said to have been the first of the committee on Engrossed Bills and chair- 



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man of the committee on Capital Puniehment. ion F. Brown, daughter of Marcus A. and 

Mr. Wilbur's services were also sought by the Maria Frances (Wilbur) Brown. To them 

financial and manufacturiag institutions of Fall was born one daughter. Bertha Frames, on 

River, which from the eminence on which he Sept. 7, 1871. She married June 5, 1889, 

dwelt he had seen develop from a small hamlet William Henry Pearse, son of William G. 

of less than 2,000 inhabitants to a city of about Pearse, of Swansea, and they had two children: 

100,000 souls. He was president of the Na- Elizabeth Wilbur, born Aug. 29, 1890, who 

tional Union Bank and a director of the Warn- died Oct. 17, 1911; and William Henry, bom 

panaug Mills and of the Slade Mills. In the Dec. 3, 1891. Mrs. Pearse died May 38, 1902. 

death of Daniel Wilbur the community lost a To the memory of Roswell Everett Wilbur, 

good citizen, a man upright, honest and true, born Jan. 21, 1854, died Sept. 30, 1876, we 

one respected and trusted by all who knew him, append the following beautiful tribute by a 

a man who did his own thinking from premises committee of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, 

which he had himself investigated, and whose of which he was a member: 
conclusions were his honest convictions and the 

baais of his actions in alt matters. He was In Mehobiah. 

president of the board of trustees of the South ^-jt^ sorrow do we record the death of our 

Somerwt M E. Church. brother, Roswell E. Wilbur, who died at his 

On Feb. 3, 1845, Mr Wilbur married hancy ^^^^ ;„ Somerset, Mass., on the 20th of Sep- 

0. Slade, daughter of John and Rachel (Hor- t^j^te 1876. He entered college in the claSs 

S ^ i%- /» T'oo^lS.n" |fP*^"^y' of 1876, and continued as a member until the 

1822, and died March 22, 1860. Their chil- beginoing of his senior year, when the disease 

dren were: Daniel, bom ^ov. 13 1845, is men- „j,i^,,j g„g,i terminated his life compelled him 

tioned below; Angelina born V.v. 13, 1847. ^ relinquish the studies he had sTardently 

died Nov 30 1848; William Barnaby born p^^u^d In his college course he distin- 

June 30, 1850 died unmarried Sept 3 1893; j.^ed himself by the breadth and accuracy of 

Mid Roswe I Everett, born Jan. 21. 1854, died j,;, «.ho]„ship. ke had a clear, well balanced 

Sept. 20, 1876. On (>t. 31 1861, Mr Wil- ^^^^ ^^ich bespoke for him a brilliant career, 

bur married (second) Sarah E. Mason daugh- q^^ ^bove all, do we feel compelled to speak 

i^'' ".* ,'^*'o^° ^^'?°.' .°* ^„"",o!f^.u^*'* .Y*' "f those graces of character which ahonrso 

bom in 1833 and died Aug. 2, 1896 the mother ^i^arly during hie entire college course. Pure, 

%\ ^'i'il. ° "" -I^Z^^: Sf"y„?\'"™ %l* u uiiBelfish, kind and considerate, he made friends 

31 1864, married Sept. 22, 1886 Jennie Bush- „, ^n „ho came in contact with him. 
nell and resides m Swansea; Sarah S., born 

March 18, 1870, married Rufus P. Walker, of None knew him but to love him 

Fall River, and they have one child, Janet None loved h,m tat to pr.w«. 

Elizabeth. We the members of this society, who have 

(VIII) Danikl Wilbuh (6), son of Daniel been called upon to mourn the loss of his cher- 

and Nancy 0. (Slade) Wilbur, was bom at the ished classmates, Lincoln and Greene, deeply 

old homestead in Somerset. He was educated feel our great bereavement. To his family, 

in the public schools, the East Greenwich bowed down with grief, we bear our warmest 

Academy and Scholfield's Business College, in sympathies. May He who brightened your 

Providence, R. I. After his marriage Mr. home so many years with so kind a brother and 

Wilbur lived for a year in the house across the dutiful a son grant you consolation in your 

street from his present home, for four years hour of trial. 

in the old house on the home farm, for twenty- Charles V. Chapin, 

five years on the farm on Brayton avenue, Benj, W. Steele, 

where William W. Slade now lives, and since Charles T. Aldrich, 

October, 1898, has resided on the old home- Committee for the Chapter, 
stead. 

A Republican in politics, Mr. Wilbur has MARCUS AURELIUS BROWN, eon of 

served his town faithfully as a member of the William and Preelove (Wood) Brown, was 

school committee, for ten years as selectman, bom Dec. 19, 1819, in Swansea, Mass., near 

and thirteen years as register of voters. He what is now Cole's Station. He came from an 

is a member of the board of trustees of the old New England family of consequence in the 

South Somerset M. E. Church, and of Fall days of the first settlements. From old rec- 

River Lodge, No. 219, 1. 0. 0. P. ords and historical documents we ascertain that 

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Browns, had acquaintance with the PilgrimB 23, 175S, leayine at leaet one eod, John. The 

is Levden, Holland, before the Bailing of the lands bequeathed to Mrs. Brown by her father 

"Haynower," in 16S0, in which vessel he prob- were transmitted from the time of their pur- 

ably was financially interested. He was orig- chase from the Indians to generation after gen- 

ioally from England, where he was bom in eration for more than two centuries, and never 

1571, but we cannot definitely trace the family were conveyed by deed until their purchase by 

in that country. The exact year of his coming H. A. Gardner. 

to America is unknown, but in 1636 he was (V) John Brown was also prominent, held a 

living in Duxbury, and in 1643 in Taunton, captain's commission, and was an earnest and 

He was a man of importance in public affairs, consistent man. We extract from church rec- 

and one of the leading men of Plymouth ords in Swansea: "The Church of Christ, in 

Colony. He was assistant for seventeen years Swansea, soon after December, 1719,, built a 

from 1636, and served as commissioner of the new meeting-house on land given said church 

United Colonies for twelve years from 1644, by Capt. John Brown and William Wood for 

and died in Swansea, near Eehoboth, where he that purpose." "Lieut." John Brown was 

had large estates. Savage gives the date of hie bom in Swansea in I'i'OO, and married in 1732 

death as April 10, 1662, and says tiiat his will, Lydia, daughter of Joseph Mason; she was 

made three days before his death, provides for bom in Swansea in 1704. They had five chil- 

the children left to his care by his son John, dren, of whom one was William. John Brown 

and names his wife Dorothy and son James was a large farmer, owning slaves, was well-to- 

executors. This is doubtless the correct date do, and was honored with various offices. He 

of his death, as his wife Dorothy died Jan. 37, is recorded as Lieut. John Brown. We extract 

1673 or 1674, aged ninety years. again from the church records : "June 14, 1753, 

(II) John Brown, bom in 1636, died in Be- James Brown was on a committee to receive in 
hoboth in 1660. He married a daughter of behalf of the church a deed of some land which 
William Buckland, and had five children, John, our beloved brother, John Brown, proposes to 
Joseph, Nathaniel, Lydia and Hannah, whom give to said church for its use and benefit for- 
he left, as above mentioned, to the care of his ever." He died May 18, 1754. His wife died 
father. He was a strict Puritan and a devout Feb. 17, 1747. 

nan, standing high in community and Colony (VI) William Brown was bom April 14, 

affairs. 1729, in Swansea, was a farmer, and much em- 

(III) John Brown was born about 1657 in ployed in public matters; he surveyed land for 
Behoboth, married Ann Dennis, of Norwich, years, settled many estates, was a man of dis- 
Conn., and had two children, John and Sam- tinction and ability, and much esteemed by Ms 
uel. He died in 1724. He was a man of posi- townsmen. He owned a handsome property in 
tive nature, unflinching in the discharge of land and slaves. He married in 1753 Lettice 
everything he deemed a duty. It is said cJ him (daughter of Hezekiah) Kingsley, who was 
that he was so enraged at his son (John) when born in 1732. They had eight children: Eliza- 
he joined the Baptist Church that, supposing beth, who married Edward Gardiner (they 
the latter's residence to be partially on his were grandparents of Mrs. Marcus A.. Brown) ; 
land, he was going to pull the part to which Joseph, who died aged twenty, a British prie- 
he laid claim away from the other, thus aiming oner on one of the terrible prison ships ; Lura- 
to destroy the house, hut a survey made to nella, who married Beuben Lewis; Amy; Betty, 
ascertain the fact showed that no portion of the who married Aaron Cole ; Mary, who married 
house touched his land. Whether the tradi- Benjamin Butterworth; Sarah; and William, 
tion be true or false, it tells the character of Mr. Brown died in 1805. His wife Burrived 
the men of that perilous pioneer period. Ath- him two years. 

letic, strong-minded and positive in character, (VII) William Brown, Jr., was bom on the 

they were well fitted to develop civilization old homestead in Swansea, a short distance 

from the unpromising and savage surround- south of Cole's Station, Sept. 13, 1776. He 

inga, and to contend ably with its foes. Among was reared a farmer, inherited the entire landed 

these settlers the Browns were leaders, and estate of his father (about 140 acres) and de- 

their different generations were prominent in voted himself to agriculture. He was an nnas- 

cburch and local matters. From 1678 to 1692 suming, hard-wor^ng man, very social, with a 

the deputy for several years was a Brown. remarkable memory — a faculty possessed hy 

(TV) John Brown was bora April 23, 1676, many of the family in a large degree. Ho 

in Swansea. He married Abigail, daughter could repeat whole chapters from the Bible, and 

of James Cole, July 2, 1696, and died April had no need to refresh his memory of any event 



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by memoranda. In 1799 he married Fi'eelove, Peleg N,, Caroline A. and Maria F. Mr. Wil- 

'daughter of Aaron and Freelove (Mason) bur Uved in Pawtuxet, R. I., and died in 1837, 

Wood, of Swansea. She was born Sept. 28, aged fifty-three years. His wife died in 1856, 

1780. They had nine children who attained aged eeventy-two. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had 

mature years : Marcia W., born Marcli 23, two children : Marion F., bom Sept. 14, 1848, 

1803; Gardner,. March 18, 1805; Nathan W., married Daniel Wilbur, Jr., and had one child, 

July 34, 1807; Mary A., Nov. 21, 1809; Sam- Bertha F.; and Clarence A., born June 3, 

uel, Oct. 26, 1811 ; Aaron, Oct. 31, 1813 ; Ma- 1850, married Emma L. Frost. 

son, Jan. 12, 1816; Betsy, Feb. 12, 1817 (Mrs. Mr. Brown removed to Fall River in 1866, 

Charles B. Winslow) ; and Marcus A., Dec. 12, and ever afterward residsd in the house he 

1819. Nathan W., Gardner and Samuel were then purchased. He worked steadily and 

seafaring men. Gardner became captain, and faithfully at his trade until obliged by failing 

died in Swansea in May, 1868, The others health to relinquiBb it in 1873. He was an 

were young men of promise, but died at an honest, modest nian ; held the even tenor of an 

early age. Mason was a farmer and was a industrious, hard-working life, and was a law- 

gmt reader; of strong memory, be was well abiding citizen, caring not for nor meddling 

versed in historic and geneatogic lore, and was with official honorB, supporting, however, the 

held in high repute by the community ; he died Whig and Republican tickets. He was auccess- 

I)ec. 9, 1882. Mr. William Brown held a high ful in business and enjoyed the esteem of his 

place in the esteem of the community. Al- acquaintances, and he was ever a useful mem- 

though a plain, unostentatious man, he was of her of society. 

strongly marked honesty and fixed principles. (IX) Clarence A. Brown, born June 3, 1850, 

He was a Whig, but never sought office. Id re- married Emma L. Frost, and they have had 

ligion he was independent, but rather skepti- four children, bom as follows : Marcus R., Jan. 

cal; but he never argued with others and con- 30, 1881 {married Oct. 21, 1911, Helen B. 

sidered every other person entitled to freedom Winward, of Fall River, Mass.) ; Dana F., May, 

of belief and action. He died April 8, 1840. 1884; Hay Wilbur, August, 1886; and Lois 

Mrs. Brown died Nov. 14, 1855. They, like Maria, January, 1889. 

their American ancestors of each generation, Mr. Brown was in the dry goods business un- 

are buried in the cemetery in North Swansea, til 1882. From that time until 1901 he was 

(VIII) Marcus A. Brown stayed on the farm bookkeeper at the Conanicut Mill, of which he 

nntil he was twenty-four, managing the farm was superintendent from 1901 to 1907, since 

after hie father's death. He had limited edu- which year he has been treasurer, 
cational advantages at the common schosis in 

summer until nine years old and in winter until HORATIO BARROWS, during his lifetime 

he was fifteen, spending his last term at Warren a well-known, enterprising, progressive and 

Academy. He then learned the mason's trade, public-spirited citizen of Middleboro, where for 

at which he worked sevf^ral years. He then years he was engaged in the shoe manufactar- 

purchased a farm of forty acres in Somerset ing business as a member of the firm of Jjeonard 

and lived there eight years, selling it after six & Barrows, was bom at Carver, Plymouth 

years, however. His whole residence in Somer- Co., Mass., May 13, 1824, a ^.^scendant of 

set covered seventeen years, during which time James Barrows, whose advent in that locality 

he followed his trade after giving up farming, dates to the early part of the eighteenth cen- 

He passed two years in Maine, working as a tury. > 

mason. He married Dec. 7, 1847, Maria Fran- James Barrows, a descendant of John Bar- 

ees, daughter of Darid and Sarah Wilbur. She rows, the first of the name in New England, 

was bom in Warwick, E. I., July 10, 1828. is of record in Plympton, Mass., Nov, 3, 1726, 

Like her husband, Mrs. Brown was the young- the date of his marriage with Tabitha Rickard. 

est of her parents' family. Her paternal Their children were: Lydia Kezjah, bom 

grandparents were residents of that part of 1732; James, 1734; Ebenezer, 1736; Eleazer, 

Swansea now Somerset, and resided about one 1738; Andrew, 1748; and George, 1751. 

mile west of the village. Their children were Andrew Barrows, son of James and Tabitha 

James, Ruth, Phebe, Peleg, Chloe, Patience, (Rickard) Barrows, bom in 1748, married 

Polly, Thomas and David. David Wilbur was Sarah Perkins, and their children were : 

a machinist. He married Sarah, daughter of Joshua, bom in 1772; James, bom in 1773; 

Edward and Elizabeth Gardner, and had chil- Andrew, bom in 1776; Ezra, bom in 1777; 

dren as follows: Sarah G. (Mrs. Charles F. Sarah, bom in 1779, who married Jabez Sher- 

Brown), Harriet G., David G., Thomas £., man; Mary, bom in 1781, who married Thomas 



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Tilson; Hannah, born in 1784, who married tory it was found a change in the line of work 

Thomas Cobb; Elizabeth, bora in 1785; Loth- was necessary, and the creation of busiuese in 

rop, born in 1788; George, born in 1790; a new section and the change in the character 

Charles, bom in 1793; and John, bom in 1796, of the product was not to come about without 

Charles Barrow8,*8on of Andrew and Sarah considerable effort and thought on the part of 

(Perkins) Barrows, bom in 1793, married those at. the head of the concem. Much of 

Mary Cobb, and they lived in Carver, Mass. this work fell to Mr. Barrows, who was pos- 

Their children were: Charles, bom in 1815; seesed of that quality of mind which proved 

James, bom in 1821; Horatio, born in 1834; equal to the undertaking, he most successfully 

and Mary Ann, bom in 1830. ^ accomplishing the end in view. In establish- 

Horatio Barrows, son of Charles and Mary ing the new market it was necessary for Mr. 

(Cobb) Barrows, was bom May 13, 1834, in Barrows to travel considerably tlirough the 

Carver, Mass. He acquired his education at West, and he evidently bo impressed the busi- 

the Peirce Academy, of Middleboro, and his neas men of that section with whom he came, 

father being a carpenter he learned the trade in contact, and was so honorable in all of his 

tmder him, and was for a period occupied in business transactions, so prompt in the fulfill- 

constructing houses, etc. His last work in this ment of all obligations, orders, etc., as to es- 

line was in the year 1853, when was com- tablish both at home and out through the 

pleted the house that was soon to be occupied country a high reputation for his house which 

by himself and others as a place for the manu- in time enabled them to manufacture goods 

facture of shoes, and which later was the place to order to the full capacity of their factory 

of businees of the late Thomas W. Peirce. without personal solicitation. 
Along in 1853 was founded the firm of Messrs. Mr. Barrows was so devoted to his business 

Perkins, Leonard & Barrows, for the purpose that he was only in a manner identified with 

of manufacturing shoes. This firm was com- politics and public affairs. He was chair^ 

posed of Noah C. Perkins, Charles E. Leonard man of the committee for the eonstraction of 

and Horatio Barrows. Some years later a the town house, for which his earlier training 

change in the firm came about when in April, and intelligence as a carpenter and builder 

1860, Messrs. Leonard and Barrows disposed so admirably fitted him. It is to his labor and 

of their interests to Mr. Perkins and pur- perseverance that the town is largely indebted 

chased what. was subsequently known as Mur- for the fine structure which it now enjoys, 

dock's block, at which time came into the firm The architect and contractor having died 

the late Calvin D. Kingman, the style then be- early in the process of the work of erectinjf 

coming Leonard, Barrows & Co. This so con- the building, Mr. Barrows took upon himself 

tinued for five years, when the conneetion waa the task of superintending the work. 
dissolved, Leonard & Barrows continuing tjie Mr; Barrows was a member of the Central 

business. They made extensive additions Congregational Church at Middleboro, and a 

and improvements in their manufactory, add- most useful citizen, highly esteemed and re- 

ing ft basement and another story, introduced s'pected. In his death the town lost not only 

steam power, etc. These premises they oceu- one of its most active business men, but an 

pied until their constantly increasing biiEiness enterprising, public-spirited citizen, who when 

made it necessary to find more commodious not the pioneer of some business improvement 

quarters. In 1874 they erected the building was always a ready champion of such work, 
on Centre street into which they removed the In 1854 Mr. Barrows was married to Abbie 

business, and which in more recent years was M., daughter of Benjamin and Waitetill (Mur- 

qccupied by Mr. Charles E. Leonard, though dock) Leonard, of Middleboro. One child, 

the firm name and interest continued the same. Fletcher Lawton, bom July 15, 1871, blessed 

Along in the middle eighties this establishment the marriage. Mr. Barrows died at his home 

was a leading one in its line in Plymouth in Middleboro May 34, 1883, and at that time 

county, giving employment to from two bun- one of his business associates and friends paid 

dred to two hundred fifty operatives. In the him the following tribute: 
early stages of the business its trade was "Possessing an ambition and enterpriee 

largely with the South, but the breaking out above that of most young men with his sur- 

of the Civil war destroyed that market. A new roundings, he left his native town and came to 

market for the product was found in the West, Middleboro, where as a carpenter he worked 

and the making of ladies' shoes became a at his trade for some years. This offered in ~ 

Bpecialty. prospect only hard work, and at last only a 

As just intimated, in the change of tern- competency, and the same spirit which drew 



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him from his early home now led him to leave woman of broad mind, culture and refinement, 
his trade and commence the manufacture of Like her husband she is fond of outdoor life, 
shoes. With slight exceptions his business and enjoys automobiling. Mr. and Mrs. Bar- 
was uniformly successful, and from small he- rows have one son, Fletcher Lawton, Jr., born 
ginnings grew to be the largest in town and Dec. 29, 1909. 

among the largest in the county. 

"Schooled from early youth to habits of' 
industry and economy, he ever retained them, Leonard (Middleboro family). From the 
and these with a successful business made early settling of southeastern Masaacbusette the 
him a wealthy man. Shrewd in his dealings, Leonards have played a conspicuous part in 
reliable in his promises, of good judgment, a the development of this section. The name, 
constant reader, he kept well posted on all the one ancient and honorable in old England, 
leading subjects of his day, and was one of has continued such through the New World, 
our most prominent and reliable citizens. It has been said that our ancient Taunton 
Slow to reach conclusions, yet firm in his con- Leonards are of the family of Lennard, Lord 
victions when formed, no opposition or dif- Dacre, one of the distinguished families of the 
ficnlties seemed to move him from his fixed nobility in the United Kingdom, and descend- 
purpoees. Our magnificent town house is a ed in two lines from Edward III. through two 
monument to his taste and judgment, and to of his eons, John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, 
his persevering push through difficulties and and Thomas Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, 
opposition. He was long a member of the The two Leonard brothers who first came to 
Congregational Church, was a quiet man in all New England are said to have come from Pon- 
ways, and dearly loved his home. To make it typool, in Wales, a place 'celebrated for its 
beautiful and attractive to his wife and son, working of iron, in which line of effort the 
whom he loved tenderly, was his constant immigrants are believed to have been engaged, 
study." The Leonards, James and Henry, were con- 
Mrs. Barrows died Aug. 15, 1898, and was nected with the forges early established at 
laid to rest beside her husband in the family Braintree. They finally settled at Raynham, 
■vault in Nemasket Hill cemetery. a part of ancient Taunton, where they built 
Pletches Lawton Babsows, son of Hora- the first iron-works in the Old Colony, which 
tio, was bom July 15, 1871, and was twelve forge was the great joint stock company of 
years old when his father died. He was edn- that vicinity. Much has been said elsewhere 
«ated in the public and high schools of Mid- of the Leonards as a family in connection with 
^eboro, and Bristol Academy, at Taunton, the iron interests of not only this section but 
He ifl a member of the manufacturing firm of of the country in general and will be omitted 
Leonard & Barrows, being associated with his here, as will also their conspicuity in the pub- 
'Cousins, Charles M. and Arthur H. Leonard, lie affairs in the region of Massachusetts al- 
under the old firm name of Leonard & Bar- luded to, leaving the reader to soe it there, the 
rows, Mr. Barrows is a young man of good intention being in this article to refer to the 
'business qualifications, enterprising and pro- ancient Taunton-Middleboro fanxvly in the 
greasive. He is an enthusiastic automobilist line of the late Benjamin Leonard of that 
and was the first in the town to own a ma- town, one of whow sons, Charles E. Leonard, 
■chine, since then having owned several fine Esq., was long identified with the manufacture 
ones. He is an active member of several auto- of shoes; and he and his sons Charles M. and 
mobile clubs. On July 3, 1902, in Boston, he Arthur H. Leonard, both of whom were for 
married Grace Elizabeth Patton, bom at years business associates of the father, are suh- 
Louisville, Ky., daughter of J. Alexander and stantial men of Middleboro to-day. This 
Caroline Gilman (Van Home) Patton. Mrs. younger generation is descended in the eighth 
Barrows is descended from an old Kentucky generation from James Leonard, of the old 
family of Revolutionary stock. She was edu- Raynham forge, from whom their line of de- 
bated in Massachusetts, principally at Boston, scent is through Benjamin, Joseph, Capt. 
and taught school for a short period. Later Philip, Benjamin (2), Benjamin (3) and 
«he was a civil service examiner at the State- Charles E., which generations in detail and 
house in Boston. She was one of the organiz- in the order named follow. 
«rB of the District Nursing AsFociation, of (I) JamSs Leonard, the immigrant settler 
Middleboro; and is a member of the Cabot at Taunton, was dead in 1691. To him and 
<!Ilub, of Middleboro, and Nemasket Chapter, his wife Margaret (who survived him and died 
D. A. R., of which she ia registrar. She is a about 1701) were bora children as follows: 



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Thomas, born Aug. 3, 1641 ; Jamee, born bboat the name of Burt has been identified with 

1643 ; Abigail ; Eebecca ; Joseph, bora about Taunton's history and with that of a number 

1655 ; Benjamin ; Hannah, and Uriah. of other towns created out of its territory j 

(II) Benjamin Leonard married Jan. 15, and the family in general has been one of sub- 
1678-79, Sarah Thresher, and their children stantial men and women, useful in all that 
werei Sarah, born May 21, 1680; Benjamin, pertains to good citizenship. 

Jan. 25, 1682; Hannah, Nov. 8, 1685 (died The town of Berkley was created in 1735 out 

early); Jerusha, June 25, 1689; Hannah (8), of territory from Dighton and Taunton, the 

Dec. 8, 1691; Joseph, Jan. 22, 1692-93; and town of Dighton having been previously taken 

Henry, K'ov. 8, 1695., from Taunton. Into the new town of Berkley 

(III) Joseph Leonard, born Jan. 22, 1692- fell a number of Burts. At the first town 
93, married, and among his children was a meeting, held May 12, 1735, three of the Burt 
son, Philip. name were chosen to offices in the new town, 

(IV) Capt. Philip Leonard lived in Tann- Abel Burt as clerk, John Burt as one of the 
ton and Middleboro, Mass. He married Jan. selectmen, and Joseph Burt as assessor. 
6, 1737-38, Mary, born in Middlehoro, daugh- These three, too, were active in the prelimi- 
ter of Josiab and Mehetabel (Deane) Rich- nary work of building a meetinghouse and 
mond, and a descendant of John Richmond, looking after the calling of a minister. With- 
who came to America from Ashton Keynes, out a knowledge of the antecedents of these 
Wiltrfiire, England, and was one of the pnr- Berkley Burts, it would seem that they were of 
chasers of Taunton, 1637, her lineage being the Richard Burt family, as all bear the same 
through John (2), Edward and Josiah Rich- Christian names as the children of the second 
mond. The children of Capt. Philip and Richard* Burt, of Taunton, he having a son 
Mary (Richmond) Leonard were: Sarah, who Abel, who was bom Dec, 5, 1657, and was, 
married Elkanah Leonard; Molly, born June perhaps, the Abel Burt who married in Taun- 
16, 1748, who married Samuel Wood and (sec- ton June 36, 1685, Grace Andrews, and be- 
ond) Cornelius Tinkham; Philip; Benjamin, came actively identified with the town's in- 
born Dec, 4, 1745; George, bom July 17, 1753, terests, Berkley has since been the continuous 
who married Mary Allen, of Middleboro; home of a branch of the Taunton Burts. An 
Phebe, who married Benjamin Paddock; Abel Burt of Berkley was sent by hja fellow 
Chloe, born April 25, 1758, who married townsmen to Boston in 1761, to assist in hav- 
Eliphalet Elmes; Samuel, who married Su- ing Taunton remain the shire town of the 
sanna Ripley; and Ephraim, who married Mary county. Stephen, Daniel C. and T. Preston 
Pratt. Burt have served the town in capacity of town 

(V) Benjamin Leonard (S), bora Dec, 4, clerk since the adoption of the State constitu- 
1745, married Dec. 11, 1770, Hannah Pratt, tion, and Simon, Abner, Shadraeh, Dean and 
and their children of Middleboro record were; Tamerlin Burt have all been selectmen of 
Daniel, bora July 31, 1771; Andrew, March Berkley nnder the State constitution; and the 

3, 1774; Abner, July 10, 1776; Olive, Feb. last named represented the town in the State 
13, 1779; George, Aug. 17, 1781; Benjamin, Assembly. Berkley has the reputation of hav- 
March 4, 1784; Hannah, Feb. 16, 1787; and ing, perhaps, a greater representation in the 
Zebulon, July 6, 1790. colleges than its sister towns, of having more 

(VI) Benjamin Leonard (3), bom March college-bred men. Among these was the late 

4, 1784, married (intentions published Dec. Rev, Daniel Burt, who was graduated from 
20, 1818) Waitstill Murdock, and their chil- Brown Univerpity with the class of 1828. He 
dren were: Catherine, bom Dec, 5, 1819; was the son of Dean and Polly (Crane) Burt, 
Mahala, bom July 36, 1822; Benjamin Frank- and was bora in Berkley in 1808, He sus- 
lin, born July 18, 1825: Charles E. ; and Abi- tained acceptably the relation of pastor with 
gail M., bora July 13, 1833. many churches during his long life. It was 

(VII) Abigail M. Leonard, born in Middle- his privilege to have been a classmate of the 
horo July 13, 1833, married Horatio Barrows, afterward distinguished Hon. LaFayette S. 
of Middleboro, and to this union was born one Foster and of the Rt. Rev. DeWolfe Howe. 
son, Fletcher Lawton Barrows. (I) Among the early settlers of Taunton 

were Richard and James Burt. Richard ap- 

BURT (Taunton family). Since the very pears as one of the forty-six original purchas- 

founding of the ancient and historic town of ers in 1639, while James is first mentioned as 

Taunton, at one time a part of the Old Colony, a surveyor of roads in 1645. They were prob- 

for now some two hundred and seventy years, ably brothers. From this James Burt is de- 



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scended Hon. Thomae Preston Burt, a native of unusual size and strength, and was eignifi- 
of Berkley, but now a citizen of Taunton, cantly called "Long Thomae" to distinguish 
James Burt took the oath of fidelity in 16?5, him from others of the same name. He mar- 
but doea not appear to have been admitted a ried (first) Molly Tisdale, who died Oct. 5, 
freeman. He probably was not wholly in 1774, in her thirtieth year, and (second) Zil- 
aceord with the prevailing religious opinions pha Haskins, who survived him and died Feb. 
here, for he was probably a strong friend of 11, 1818, in her fifty-eighth year. His chil- 
Francis Doughty, the minister who was com- dren were: Molly, born Oct. 5, 1774, who died 
pelled to go awav from Taunton for opposing April 17, 1775; Thomas, bom Feb. 20, 1779; 
the formation of the First Church there. It Molly (2), born May 28, 1780; Peter, bom 
is also significant that several generations of March 15, 1782, who died March 10, 1858; 
James Burt's descendants were stanch adher- Ezeral (or Ezekiel), bom June 18, 1784; Jo- 
ents of the Church of England. His home seph, born June 11, 1786; Ebenezer, bom July 
lands were on the westerly side of Taunton 15, 1788; Zilpha, horn Oct. 4, 1790; and Sib- 
river. He also owned other lands, some of bil, born Sept. 5, 1792. 

which were at Sandy Hill. lu 1668 he was (V) Thomas Burt (3), son of Thomas (2), 

one of the proprietors of Taunton North born Feb. 20, 1779, died in Berkley, His will. 

Purchase, comprising the towns of Easton, dated Aug. 30, 1837, mentions his wife Pru- 

Mansfield and the larger part of Norton; and dence. His children were; Thomas, bom in 

in 1672 of the South Purchase, consisting of 1804; John 0.; Silas; Louisa, who married 

the present town of Dighton. His wife Anna Eben McCumber; Emmeline, who married John 

died Aug. 17, 1665. Their children were; C. Crane ; and Salina, who married Caleb Ful- 

James, bom probably in 1659; Thomas; ler. Thomas Burt was a ship carpenter in 

Bachael, who married Dec. 8, 1686, Aaron New Bedford and walked the twenty miles 

Knap, of Taunton; and Hannah, who married from his home every Monday morning and 

a Hathaway. Saturday afternoon. 

{II) James Burt (3), son of James and (VI) Thomas Burt (4), son of Thomas 

Anna, bom about 1659, married Sept. 2, 1685, (3) and Prudence, bom in 1804, engaged in 

Mary Thayer, daughter of Nathaniel Thayer, farming in Berkley all his life. He married 

of Taunton. They had children: James, born Matilda M. Burt, and had four children: 

in 1686; Thomas, bora in March, 1689; Na- Adrianna, who died in 1863; Ellen M.; 

thaniel, bora in September, 1692; William, Thomas Preston, bom July 30, 1844; and 

bom in 169 — ; Mary, bom in 1696; Mehitabel; Jutia Rebecca, bom in 1846, 

Tabitha; Abigail; and Chari^. James Burt (VII) Thomas Preston Bitrt, son of 

was one of the largest land owners in Taunton. Thomas (4) and Matilda M. Burt, was bom 

His home farm at Sandy Hill was located on July 30, 1844, in Berkley, Bristol Co., this 

both sides of the great river, and each of his State. He attended the public schools of his 

sons were settled on a farm of one hundred native town and furthered his studies in the 

acres or more. He died June 10, 1746, aged Myricksville Academy at Taunton. While yet 

according to the gravestone eighty-four years, in his teens, on Aug. 18, 1862, he cast his lot 

and was buried in the Plain cemetery. with those who were at the front, in the field 

(III) Thomas Bnrt, son of James (2), bom in the defense of the Union, enlisting in Com- 
in 1689, was among the first settlers on the pany C, 22d Mass. V. I., for a term of three 
Segreganset river, where a large tract of land years. He shared the fortunes of war with his 
was given him by his father. Hie house was company and regiment until his discharge for 
located on Burt street, which takes its name disability in the month of September, 1864, 
from the family. He married Elizabeth, having been wounded in the battle of Spott- 
danghter of Daniel Axtell, of Dighton, and sylvania Courthouse in May previous (1864). 
granddaughter of Elder William Pratt, of Returning home from the field with an hon- 
South Carolina. He died March 29, 1774, his orable war record, Mr. Burt when sufficiently 
wife Elizabeth July 15, 1772. Their children recovered began a career in civil pursuits that 
were: Thomas, bom 1733; Daniel, bom 1735; has been most creditable and honorable, not 
Henry, bom 1736; William; Peter, bom Sept. less so than his military life was patriotic and 
3, 1741 ; and Jemima. gallant. From 1866 to 1878 he was the 

(IV) Thomas Burt (2), son of Thomas, eflScient clerk and treasurer of his town, Berk- 
bom in 1733, died July 28, 1800. He lived on ley. He became a merchant of Taunton, first 
Bnrt street, near where the upper Bristol road as a member of the firm of H. A. Dean & Co, 
crossed the Segreganset river. He was a man After an experience of some two years he with- 



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drew from the firm named and joined Messrs. was the first town clerk of Dighton. He died 

T, L. & J. H. Church in the coal business. Jan. 10, 1789, hie wife Mary surviving him. 

fiemaining so engaged for about five years, be By will of Dec. 33, 17S8, he bequeaths to wife,, 

in 1875 cast bis fortunes with the firm of to son Joseph, to sons James and Samuel, to 

Staples & Phillips, continuing with them as grandson Joseph, to dauglit«r Sarah Read, and 

long as they were in busiuesB and with their to grandchildren — children of Sarah Read. His 

successors, the Staples Coal Company, with children were : Joseph ; Samuel ; James, who 

which concern be remained for perhaps one married Mary Williams, and died about 1750; 

year, dropping out of active work then owing Sarah, who married Joseph Read, of Freetown ; 

to impaired health. Having recuperated his and Esther, bom in 1694, who died in 1707. 

health sufBciently he again entered the service (HI) Joseph Dean (2) of Baynham, son of 

of the Staples Company in 1896 as master of Joseph, by will of Nov. 24, 1801, bequeaths to 

transportation, continuing thus for two years, wife Mary land in Raypham, to son David land 

and has since acted as cashier. in Taunton, to granddaughters Katy and Lucy 

On Oct, 23, 1878, Mr. Burt was married to (children of Sarah Williams), to granddaugh- 

0. Augusta Hack, daughter of Nathan E. and ter Abigail (wife of Isaac King), to daughter 

Cordania Hack, of Taunton. They havechil- Hannah (wife of Seth Jones), to daughter 

dren: Chester Fobes and Maud Matilda. ' Fra- Bathaheba (wife of John Carver), and to 

temally Mr. Burt is a member of Ionic Lodge, daughter Elizabeth (wife of John Gilmore) ; 

A, F. & A. M.; St. Mark's Chapter, R. A. M.; appointed his sons Joseph and David executors 

and William H. Bartlett Post, No. 3, G. A. R., of his will. 

all of Taunton. In 1895 and 1896 Mr. Burt (IV) David Dean, son of Joseph (2), bom 

was the representative from Taunton in the about 1762, married Oct. 18, 1792, Hannah 

lower house of the Massachusetts Assembly. Hall, bom March 21, 1763, a direct descend- 
ant of George Hall, who, it is said, came from 

ETJ .F^RY CUSHING DEAN, founder and Devonshire, England, in 1636-37, was a pro- 
president of the Dean-Penney Company, sue- prietor at Duxbury, and soon went to Taunton, 
cessors of A. C. Thompson & Co., manufac- from whom her lineage is through John Hall, 
turers of and dealers in builders' supplies and John Hall (3) and Philip and Hannah 
proprietors of a planing and molding mill in (Leach) Hall. David and Hannah (Hall) 
Brockton, is one of the successful and enter- Dean had two sons and two daughters, namely : 
prising business men of that city. Mr. Dean Hannah K., bom May 19, 1793, married Abi- 
was born Jan. 31, 1863, in Seekonk, Mass., son zah Dean; Roby, bom May 4, 1801, married 
of David W. and Emily F. (Gushing) Dean, David Arnold, of Norton, Kans.; Nahum, bom 
both of whom descended from, old New Eng- Oct. 8, 1T96, died Sept. 24, 1830, married 
land ancestry. Amelia (or Millie K.) Robins; Philip Sidney 

(I) John and Walter Dean, son of William was born Nov. 8, 1804. David Dean engaged 
Dean, of the parish of Chard, Somersetshire, exclusively in farming. 

England, came with their wives to New Eng- (V) Philip Sidney Deane, son of David, was 
land, tarried, perhaps, for a time at Dorcbes- born in Taunton, Mass., Nov. 8, 1804, and died 
ter, find in 1637 went to Cohannet, now Taun- in 1845. He was educated in his native town, 
ton, of which town both of them were original and added the final "e" to the family name, 
purchasers ; both were men of prominence, Wal- making it "Deane." He was a farmer. He 
ter being selectman for some twenty years, rep- married Mary Dyer Bates, daughter of Eliaha 
resentative to the General Court and a deacon Bates, of Weymouth, Mass. They had four 
in the church ; both took up farms on the west sons and two daughters : Nahum, bom Jan. 
bank of Taunton Great River. The Christian 27, 1833, married Hannah M. Crapo, and re- 
name of John Dean's wife was Alice, and their sides in Providence; Caroline, bom in 1836, 
children were : John, Thomas, Israel, Isaac, married Horace Mann ; David Weston wag bom 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth. The wife of Walter in 1837; Cammilius J., bom in 1839, married 
was Eleanor Strong, daughter of Richard Lenora Hall ; Martha, born in 1841, married 
Strong, and sister of Elder John Strong, who George Horn ; and John M,, horn in 1844, mar- 
came with her to America in 1630, and their ried Kate Staples, and resides in Dorchester, 
children were: Joseph, Ezra, Benjamin and Maspachusetts. 
Abigail. ' (VI) David Weston Dean, son of Philip 

(II) Joseph Dean, son of Walter, was of Sidney, was bora April 12, 1837, in North 
Taunton in 1684, a "cordwainer." He was of Taunton, on the border of the town of Rayn- 
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and teaming, and being of a very energetic vices which were not required of him, and as a 
make-up was verr induetriouB. As a result of consequence in 1893 he became Mr. Thomp- 
overwork he died Nov. 8, 1868, in Seekonk, son's partner, the firm then becoming known 
Mass., in the thirty-second year of his age. as A. C. Thompson & Co. Mr. Bean continued 
Some years prior to bis death he began farm- the junior member of this firm until the re- 
ing and lumbering in Seekonk. On Dec. 11, tirement of Mr. Thompson, during which time 
185d, he married Emily F. Cushing, daughter he attended to the buying and selling. This 
of Charles C. and Mary (Barney) Cushing, of firm was the largest of its kind in Plymouth 
Seekonk. She is a typical New England county, and the business grew steadily until 
woman, thrifty, independent, and after her they employed three times as many hands as 
husband's death she kept her family of four were required before Mr. Dean became con- 
children together, although at times it was a nected with the business, using three carloads 
bard struggle, but she would never accept help of lumber a week, where before hardly one was 
from outside sources, and now in her declining required. Mr. Dean's early training in the 
years is residing in Brockton, happily sur- telegraph, business has been invaluable to him, 
rounded by her children and grandchildren, inculcating habits of promptness and accuracy. 
To David W. Dean and wife were bom chil- His early lessons from his mother, to which he 
dren as foUovB: Gertrude, bom Sept. 21, attributes much of his success, his inherited 
1860, married Charles B. Alexander, and re- prudence and natural ability, have given him 
sides in Brockton; Ellery Cushing, bom Jan. unusual strength as a business man. Upon 
31, 1863, is mentioned below; Walter Everett, the retirement of Mr. Thompson, Feb. 1, 1905, 
born Oct. 5, 1866, resides in Brockton, where Justin B. Penney became associated with Mr. 
he is a floor walker in the dry goods store of Dean in the business, which was at once in- 
James Dyce & Co.; and Zua Weston, bom corporated under the laws of Massachusetts as 
March 29, 1869, is the wife of Joseph D. Don- the Dean-Penney Company, with a capital 
avan, of Bockland, Massachusetts. stock of $20,000, of which Mr. Dean has since 
(VII) Ellery Cushing Dean was bom Jan. been president. This enterprising concern has 
31, 1863, in Seekonk, Mass. His father dying greatly incresseif and expanded the business, 
when he was but five years of age, he went to and now gives employment to about twenty- 
live with his grandmother at Raynham, where five skilled mechanics. 

he attended school for three years. His edu- Fraternally Mr. Dean is a member of vari- 
cational advantages were limited, as, being the ous organizations, holding membership in 
eldest boy in the family, he was obliged to go Paul Severe Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Massasoit 
to work when quite young. However, the Lodge, No. 69, I. 0. 0. F.; and Pequot Tribe, 
amount of schooling which he received has No. 35, I. 0. H. M., of which he is past 
been so well supplemented by private study sachem. He is also a member of the Brockton 
that he has been able to meet his associates in Automobile " Club, while his interest in the 
both business and social circles on an equal commercial success of the city is shown by his 
footing. In 1871 he came to North Bridge- membership in the Board of Trade. In poli- 
water, now Brockton, where he acquired ad- tics he is a Republican, with independent ten- 
ditional schooling, and at the age of fourteen dencies in city and county affairs. He gives 
years he entered the employ of the Western no time to party work, his own business re- 
Union Telegraph Company as a messenger quiring all his attention. In religious matters 
boy, spending about three years in this em- he is liberal, though he fully appreciates the 
ployment. He then engaged in wood turning good that is done by the various church so- 
on his own account, in a small way, making cietles. 

window screens, doors, etc., by • means of a On Nov. 25, 1885, Mr. Dean was united in 

small foot-power machine. He had been in marriage to Lucy W. Beats, daught«r of 

this business but about six months when he at- Charles Beals, of Sharon, Mass., and they have 

tracted the attention of the late A. Cranston two children : Albert David, employed by the 

Thompson, who perceived the energy and Dean-Penrey Company, married June 12, 

thrift of the young man, and hired him, and 1911, Alice L. McDavitt, of Brockton; and 

in a short time he had made himself a valu- Martha Wilhelmina is at home. 

aWe employee in the latter's planing and ■ 

molding mill. By close application to his Cushing. Mrs. Emily F. (Cushing) Dean, 

work he readily acquired a thorough knowl- mother of Ellery C. Dean, is a direct descend- 

edge of the details of the business, and at all ant of Matthew Cushing, who with his wife 

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land, in the autumD of 1638 in tlie ship "Dili- where he served as constable, then an im- 
gence," landing at Boston, theuee going to portant office. He died probably in the winter 
Hingliani. The Cushing family in England of ni4-lS, as his widow Elizabeth was ap- 
is traceable several generations before either pointed his administratrix Jan. 31, 1714-15, 
Pilgrim or Puritan sailed for America. A and the estate was divided June 20, 1716. 
Thomas Cushing owned land in Hingham, His two eldest sons, Benjamin and John, had 
England, and elsewhere in the fifteenth ceo- by deed from their father, in his lifetime, one 
tury. From Matthew Cushing the descent of half of his lands in Dartmouth. They were 
Mrs. Dean is through John Gushing, Matthew to have the homestead in Duxbury after their 
Cushing (2), Josiah and Mehetabel (King) mother's decease. Six other children, Cor- 
Cushing, Jacob and Elizabeth Cushing, Capt. nelius, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Dorcas and 
Joseph and Sybil (Ormsbee) Cushing and Abigail, share among them the other half of 
Capt. Charles C. and Mary (Barney) Cushing. his lands in Dartmouth. His children there- 
fore were: Benjamin, bora in 1686; John, 
ELXATHAX TABER SAMPSON, ont; of born May 17, 1688, who married Priscilla 
the representative citizens of Brockton, where Bartlett; Cornelius, likely removed to Men- 
he is successfully engaged in business as a don; Hannah, who married Robert Tyler, of 
mason contractor, and senior member of the Hendon; Mary; Elizabeth, who married Jona- 
iirm of E. T. & N. W. Sampson, undertakers than Thayer, of Mendon; Dorcas, and Abigail, 
and embalmers, is a worthy descendant of one (III) Benjamin Sampson, son of Stephen 
of New England's earliest settled families, and Elizabeth, born in 1686, in Duxbury, mar- 
being in the eighth generation direct from ried March 19, 1716, Rebecca Cook, born Nov. 
Henry Sampson, who came from England as 19, 1688, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Cook, 
a passenger on the "Mayflower" in 1620, and of Kingston, Mass., granddaughter of Jacob 
was thus one of the first settlers of Plymouth Cook and great-granddaughter of Francis 
Colony. A record of this branch of the Samp- Cook, who came over in the "Mayflower," 1620. 
son family follows, the generations being given Not long after his marriage Benjamin Samp- 
in chronological order. son settled in Kingston. He became the com- 

(I) Henry Sampson (name spelled without mon ancestor of the Sampsons of that town, 
the "p" in nearly all the records down to a late In his will he calls himself "merchant," and 
period, but now almost universally appears is elsewhere styled "gentleman." He appears 
with a "p"), a kinsman of Edward Tilley, and . to have been a man of property and standing- 
his wife, came with them in the company of His will, dated Feb. 20, 1750-51, proved May 
Pilgrims in the world renowned "Mayflower," 1, 1759, provides for wife Rebecca; grandson 
1620. He was too young to sign the compact Micah Sampson, a minor; elder son Cornelius, 
of Nov. 11th, but was, however, enumerated "merdiant"; younger son Benjamin; and 
in the assignment of land, 1623, and in the daughter Deborah Veazie, wife of Rev. Mr. 
division of cattle, 1627. He was admitted a Samuel Veazie. Mr. Sampson died, according 
freeman of Plymouth Colony in 1627, and in. to inscription on gravestone, Aprii 19, 1758, 
that same year was a volunteer in the Pec^uot in his seventy -second year. His widow Re- 
war. He early removed to Duxbury, probably becca died April 14, 176!), in her eighty-first 
with the first settlers of that town. On Feb. year. Their children were: Micah, born in 
6, 16.35-36, he married Ann Plummer. He 1717; Deborah, horn about 1720, who married 
was one of the original proprietors of Bridge- Rev. Samuel Veazie, of Duxbury; Cornelius, 
water in 1645, but did not remove thither. Id born about 1724, who married Desire Crocker; 
1661 he was constable of Duxbury, an office Rebecca, born April 27, 1726: Benjamin, born 
then of high trust and responsibility, and none Feb. 11, 1728-29, who married (first) Deborah 
were elected to it but men of good standing. Cushing and (second) Esther Weston; and 
He died Dec. 24, 16H4. His will of 24th of Josiah, bom in Octolrer, 1731. 

10th month, 16K4, bequeaths to Stephen, John, (IV) Micah Sampson, son of Benjamin and 
James, Caleb, EliKabeth (wife of Robert Rebecca (Cook), horn in 1717, died intestate 
Sprout), Hannah (wife of Josiah Holmes), Oct. 11, 1740. He was a "trader" in King- 
Mrs. John Hammond or Hanniore, Mary (wife ston. His father, Benjamin Sampson, gentle- 
of John Summers) and Dorcas (wife of man, of Kingston, and Deborah Sampson, 
Thomas Bonney), widow, were Nov. 2.'>, 1740, appointed admin- 

(II) Stephen Sampson, son of Henry of istrators. His inventory, dated Dec. 1, 1740, 
Plymouth and Duxbury, born in the latter amounted to 1,651 pounds, 8 shillings, 6 pence. 
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(V) Micah Sampson (3), eon of Micah, Episcopal Chui-ch, early becoming a Christian, 
during the Revolution was a corporal in Capt. and led a moral, upright life. He married 
William Crooker'a company, stationed in Fai- Elizabeth Eldridge Taber, daughter of Elna- 
month (now Portland), Maine, for Bcacoast than and Mercy (Washburn) Taber, of Acush- 
dsfense, from July J7th to Dec, 31, 1775; also net, Mass., who survived her husband, and re- 
through the months of March, April, May, sides at the old homestead at Fairliaven, Mass. 
September, October, and November, 1776; also Mrs, Sampson is also a member of one of New 
January, February and March, 1777, and in England's earliest settled families, being a di- 
the expedition against Penobscot, July, August rect descendant in the eighth generation, 
and September, 1779. through Elnathan (S) and Mercy (Washburn) 

(VI) James Gardner Sampson, son of Taber (VII) (who were married Oct. 6, 1808), 
Micah (3), of Falmouth, Maine, probably bom Elnathan (bom April 15, 1763) and Bathsheba 
there, married (first) a Moody and had chil- (Skiff) Taber (VI) (who were married Oct. 
dren, Joshua, Ann, Thankful and Benjamin. 10, 1784), Joseph and Elizabeth (Delano) 
He married (second) Mary Pote, widow of Taber (V), Benjamin (bora Dec, 2, 1706) and 
Jeremiah Bucknam, and their children, all Susanna (Lewis) Taber (IV) (married Dec. 
bora in Falmouth, Maine, were: (1) George 5, 1729), Joseph (March 7, 1679-1753) and 
died in infancy. (3) George I., bom July Elizabeth (Spooner) Taber (III) (married 
2, 1808, was a mason contractor in Boston May 38, 1701-03), Thomas (1646-1733-33) 
for a number of years, later removing to and Mary (Thompson) Taber (II) (who were 
Lewiston, Maine, where he died. (3) Abigail, married in June, 1673; she was his second 
bora Aug. 34, 1810, married John Bucknam, wife) of Philip Taber (I), who was in Water- 
of Eastport, Maine, where he was engaged in town as early as April, 1634, when he contrib- 
the fishing industry, and where they both died, uted to the building of the fort, and was made 

(4) James William was- bora June 21, 181S, freeman May 14th of that year. He was one 

(5) Clarissa, bora April 33, 1814, married of the proprietors of Yarmouth, January, 
Stillman Leavitt, of Fairhaven, Mass., and 1638-39, and among the first settlers there; 
she died in Whitman, Mass. (6) -John, bom was deputy to Plymouth, 1639-40. He was 
Nov. 28, 1817, is mentioned below. (7) Han- later at New London, then at Portsmouth — 
nah M., bom Jan. 31, 1819, married James representative in Providence in 1661, and still 
R. Lawrence, of Fairhaven, where she died, later at Tiverton. 

(8) Benjamin B., bora June 11, 1835, was a (V) Joseph Taber, born Feb. 38, 1731-33, 

veteran of the Civil war, serving in many of married Feb. 34, 1759, Elizabeth Delano. 

the leading battles, and was later engaged as Their children were: Archilup, bhm Oct. 13, 

a teaming contractor in Fall River, Mass., 1759, who married March 17, 1781, Mary 

where he died. The father of these children Maxon; Elnathan, born April 15, 1762; Rich- 

w& by trade and occupation a ship carpenter, ard, born Aug. 39, 1764, who married April 

and lived in and near Portland, Maine. He 37, 1786, Lydia Foster; Lewis, bora May 10, 

worked in the shipyards of Falmouth, Maine, 1767; Sanford, bom Sept. 4, 1769, who mar- 

and was killed by falling from a staging at ried June 1, 1795, Susanna Adams: and 

the shipyards. His wife survived him, dying Peleg, bora Dec. 14, 1771, who married Feb. 

at Fairhaven, Massachusetts. 13, 1795, Peggy Taber. 

(VII) John Sampson, son of James Gard- To Mr. and Mrs. John Samppon were born 
ner and Mary (Pote-Bucknam), was bora children as follows: Elnathan T. is mentioned 
Nov. 38, 1817, in Falmouth, Maine. After below; Martha is unmarried and resides at 
attending the district schools of his native home; James (i. died in infancy ; John died in 
town he engaged in farming, and for several infancy; Annie Elizabeth is the wife of Frank 
years also followed the sea. As a young man Rand, of Fairhaven, Mass.; Emma is unmar- 
he went to Boston, where he learned the trade ried, and resides at home; Rebecca T. mar- 
of mason with his brother George I., who was ried Clarence Braley, and died in New Bed- 
then extensively engaged in contracting in that ford. Mass.; Clara died in infancy; Carrie F. 
city. He eventually settled in Fairhaven, married Andrew J. Bisbee. of Middleboro, 
Mass., where he established himself as a mason Mass., where she died. 

contractor, in which business he continued (VIII) Elnathan Talier Sampson, son of 

successfully engaged until his death, which John and Elizabeth Eldridge (Taber), was 

occurred Feb. 17, 1866, of heart disease, in bom June 30, 1847, tn Fairhaven, Mass., and 

the forty-ninth year of his age. Mr. Samp- after attending the district schools of his na- 

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wich {R, I.) Academy, at which ioBtitutiOD with one Bon, Norman WilliamB Sampson, who 

he remained for three terms. While he was was bora July 24, 1881, in Brockton; he was 

yet a student at school his spare time was graduated from the high school of his native 

spent in assisting his father at the mason's city and later from the College of Embalming 

trade, and with him he early acquired a knowU of Boston, and in 1903 established himself in 

edge of tlie business. After finishing his the undertaking business in his native town 

schooling he continued to follow the mason's as a member of the finn of E. T. & N. W. 

trade, being employed in his native town, at Sampson ; he married Ella E. McLeod, daugh- 

Fall River, and at New Bedford until 1870, ter of Kenneth McLeod, of Brockton. 

in which year he came to North Bridgewater 

(now Brockton), Mass. Here he also engaged (I) Gov, William Bradford, of the "May- 
at his trade, being for twelve years foreman flower," 1620, and Plymouth Colony, married 
for Davis R. Eldred, who was then extensively (second) Alice Carpeiiter-Southworth. 
interested in mason contracting. In 188^ {II) William Bradford married Alice Rich- 
Mr. Sampson engaged in business in partner- ards. 

ship with Noah P. Appleton, under the firm (III) John Bradford, of Kingston, married 
name of Sampeon & Appleton, and they did Mercy, daughter of Joseph Warren and grand- 
mason contracting for a period of about twelve daughter of Richard Warren,' of the "May- 
years, at the end of which time the partnership flower," 16S0. 

was dissolved. Mr. Sampson has since been (IV) Sarouel Bradford, of Plympton, mar- 

succeasfully engaged in business on his own ried Sarah Gray. 

account, during which time he has built a (V) John Bradford (2), of Plympton, mar- 
number of residences and public buildings, ried Elizabeth Holmes. 

among them the Central fire engine house on (VI) Oliver Bradford, of Plympton, mar- 
Pleasant street. He has also done much sub- ried Sarah Chjpman, a direct descendant of 
contracting in the construction of many of John Howland, of tlie "Mayflower," 1620. He 
Brockton's large business blocks, and has been removed to that part of Fairhaven that became 
engaged in the real estate business, having Acushnet. Their children were: Abigail, born 
erected several houses for sale and for invest- in 1782; Seth C, born in 1783; Valentine, 
ment. born in 1785; Matilda, bom in 1787; Marl- 
Mr. Sampson is a member of various frater- boro, bora in 1789; Melvin, boro in 1791; 
nal bodies, among them being Paul Revere George, born in 1793; Priscilla, and Aaron 
Lodge, A. F. & A. M. ; Brockton Council, No. Wing. 

848, Royal Arcanum, and Loyal Lodge, No. (VII) Marlboro Bradford married Dorothy 

96, American Benefit Society. In political Tripp, of Long Plain, and lived in Fairhaven. 
faith he is a stanch Republican, and in 1889 

served as a member of the common council POTTER. The name Potter, which hns 

from Ward Seven. For several years he was a had numerous representatives in southeastera 

director of the Security Cooperative Bank of Massachusetts and the neighboring State of 

Brockton. He has been very active in the Rhode Island, stands for much in good and 

work of the Central Methodist Episcopal progressive citizenship wherever known. 

Church, of which he and his family are mem- (I) Nathaniel Potter, who was bora in 

bers. He has been a member of the official England and who died before 1644, was the 

board of the church for a period of nearly progenitor of a numerous branch of the fam- 

forty years, was superintendent of the Sunday ily. He was admitted an inhabitant of the 

school for fifteen years, was also class leader Island of Aquidneck April 30, 1639. He and 

for'nearly twenty years, and for several years twenty-eight others signed the following com- 

has also served as trustee and steward of the pact: "We whose names are underwritten do 

church. He has also taken an active interest acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of his 

in the work of the Young Men's Christian Majesty, King Cliarles, and in his name do 

Association, and for several years was a direc- hereby bind ourselves into a civil body poli- 

tor of the same. ticke unto his laws according to matters of 

On Jan. 26, 1871, Mr. Sampson was united justice." His wife Dorothy, born in 1617, 

in marriage to Nancy B. Williams, daughter died in 1696. Their children were : Nathaniel, 

of Frederick and Deborah (Bradford) Wil- born in Portsmouth in 1637; and Ichabod. 

liems, of Fairhaven, Mass., the latter a direct (II) Nathaniel Potter, son of Mathanief 

descendant of Gov. William Bradford, of Ply- and Dorothy, born Jn 1637, married Elizabeth 

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Dartmouth, Msbb., in which latter place all Their children were: Andrew H., boro in 

hia children were bom: Stokes, John, Na- Westport, Mass., Jan. 30, 1817; Warren 

thaniel, William, Benjamin, Samuel, Ichabod, Bailey, bom Not. 4, 1821 ; Cynthia Ann, bora 

Mary, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Katherine and in New Bedford Sept. 30, 1823, who married 

Ruth. He died Oct. 20, 1704, and his wife Joseph S. Read; and Harriet Newell, born 

in the same year. in New Bedford Dec. 8, 1837, who married 

(III) Ichabod Potter, son of Nathaniel and John H. Perry. 

Elizabeth (Stokes), married Eleanor, and (VII) Andrew Howard Potteb, son of 

their children, all bom in Dartmouth, were: Jonathan and Cynthia (Howard), was bom 

Rebecca, bom in 1710; George, 1714; Jona- Jan. 20, 1817. He was educated in the public 

than, 1716; Elizabeth, 1718; Stokes, 1780; schools of New Bedford, whither his parents 

Ichabod, 17S2; and Sarah, 1735. moved in 1834. Being the eldest son, the 

(IV) Jonathan Potter, son of Ichabod and responsibility of helping support the family 
Eleanor, bom Nov. 14, 1716, married Sept. in a measure fell upon hia shoulders at a very 
28, 1740, Rebecca Southward, daughter of early time in his life, and his opportunities 
John Southward, and their children (the first for acquiring an education were thus some- 
six bom in Massachusetts, the last two in what curtailed. After leaving school he en- 
Rhode Island) were: Peleg, Wesson, Preston, tered the employ of Oliver Swain in his boot 
Lucy (bom in 1753), Sarali, Jonathan (bom and shoe store on Union street, where he re- 
July 19, 1756), Thomas, and Philip (bom msined for a time. Later he entered a dry 
Dec. 39, 1757). goods store, where he worked for about one 

(V) Peleg Potter, eldest eon of Jonathan year. In 1837, when twenty years of age, he 
and Rebecca (Southward), married March 13, became a member of the firm of Potter, Taber 
1761, Theodate Tripp. Their children were: & Read, with which he remained for about a 
Noah, Pardon, Benjamin (bom Sept. 33, year also. Following this he established him- 
1764), Southward (bom Aug. 7, 1775), Ste- self in the outfitting business near Shepards 
phen, Betsy, Rebecca, Cynthia, Theodate and Lane, on Water street, as a member of the 
Charlotte. firm of Pope & Potter, his partner being 

(VI) Pardon Potter, second son of Peleg George W. Pope, This business was continued 
and Theodate (Tripp), married Huldah Nash, for one or two years. He later established the 
and their children were: (1) Lydia, bora Jan. firm of A. H. Potter & Co., outfitters, at No. 
24, 1795, married March 21, 1816, John P. 28 South Water street, in the old shop and 
West; she died Nov. 18, 1857. (3) Peleg, building, his partners being Simeon Doaoe 
bom in New Bedford March 9, 1803, died and Theodore B. Williams. This fimi con- 
Jan. 24, 1873. He married Hannah N. tinned to do a large and successful business 
Parker, daughter of Sylvanus and Rebecca lor many years. Mr. Potter subsequently be- 
(Hatch) Parker. (3) Pardon, Jr., bora came a member of the firm of Doane, Swift 
July 11, 1807, died April 1, 1873. He mar- & Co., merchant tailors, located at Nos. 51 and 
ried (first) Sarah Bassett and (second) 53 Union street, and at Nos. 1 and 3 North 
Sophia Nickerson. (4) Huldah N., bora in Water street, and continued a member of this 
New Bedford Jan. 30, 1814, married July 6, firm and in this business until about 1874, 
1837, William C. Parker, born in 1813, died when he established the New York EspresB 
in 1876, son of Sylvanus and Rebecca (Hatch) at No. 19 Commercial wharf, under the name 
Parker, of Falmouth (see Parker family). of Potter & Co. This was continued for two 

or three years. He took a deep interest in 

(V) Wesson Potter, son of Jonathan and the success of his brother, Warren B., and 
Rebecca (Southward), married Mary Kirby, established him in the drug business on 
and lived at Westport, Mass., where all his County street, later becoming a silent partner 
children were born. His children were: Edith, in the firm of Weeks & Potter, whom he helped 
bora in 1793; Jonathan, 179S; Pardon, July in a finanriai way to establish themselves at 
26, 1799; Thomas P., July 26, 1799; Asa, No. 154 Washington street, Boston, making 
1801; Sylvia, 1803; Nancy, 1807; and Han- great personal sacrifices to aid in the inception 
nab, 1809. of this enterprise. He continued as a silent 

(VI) Jonathan Potter, son of Wesson and partner of this firm for many years. By 
Mary (Kirby), was bora June 26, 1795, and nature generous and large-hearted, his hand 
died Nov. 17, 1842. On Feb. 5, 1816, he was ever extended to those in need of assist- 
married CvnUiia Howard, bom 1795, died ance and especially was this so in his own 
1887, danghter of Daniel and Grace Howard, family. He was a man of most genial tern- 



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perament, sociable and companionable, and wliole life showed a symptom of fear. He 

posBeseed a large circle of friends. He was a married in 1773 Mary Tilson, and died July 

member of the Merchants' Club, which later 23, 1815. 

became the Wamsutta, throughout his life, (VII) Tilson Denham, second son of Silas, 

and derived much enjoyment from his con- born at Plyrapton, Mass., Dec. 28, 1786, served 

nection with it. Though not a member of any in the Rochester militia in 1813-14. In 1817 

church, his life was governed by the highest he removed to New Bedford, where he became 

principles. He died May 15, 1899. interested in military affairs. He was a baker 

On Sept. 8, 1845, Mr. Potter married (first) by trade, made crackers and later fancy bread, 

Mary T. Collins, born in 1836, died in 1854. and sent out wagons all over the country to 

He married (second) Dec. 11, 1857, Sarah supply his trade. He had much local celebrity 

M. B. Denham, born in 1838, daughter of as a singer and a teacher of singing. He was 

Tilson Bourne and Rachel Gilbert (Leach) an assessor of New Bedford in 1856. On Not. 

Denham. To the first marriage were bom: 19, 1809, Mr. Denham married Anna Jenney, 

James Walter, Sept. 10, 1846; Frank Morti- daughter of Paul Blankinship, of Rochester, 

mer, Sept. 30, 1848; Mary Emma, May 28, He died July 14, 1875. 

1851; and Harriet Louise, March 2, 1853. To (VIII) Tilson Bourne Denham, eldest son 

the second marriage: Hettie, June 13, 1859 of Tilson, was born at Rochester, Mass., April 

(married Oct. 11, 1882, John Baker Swift, 8, 1813, and married Oct. 9, 1836, Rachel 

M. D., son of William and Martha E. (Phelps) Gilbert, daughter of Giles Leach, of Easton, 

Swift ; they live at No. 465 Beacon street. Bos- Mass. He was engaged as a baker at New 

ton, Mass.); Grace Howard, April 5, 1861 Bedford during the palmy days of the whale 

(married Edward Cuddy) ; and Fanny Motley, fishery and the California gold excitement of 

Sept. 5, 1864 (married Everet L. Brown, of 1849, and made ship bread. He had gone into 

Perth Amboy, bom in Jersey City). business when twenty years of age, and became 

Mrs. Sarah M. B. (Denham) Potter traces very successful, his business becoming very ex- 

her line from tensive. He formed a partnership with a Mr. 

(I) John Denham, who was at Plymouth Sayer, of Newport. He used a horse in pro- 
in 1633, was a deacon in 1639, and the same pelUng the machinery in the mixing and 
year a representative, and several times after, kneading of the dough, and later used steam. 
He was one of the first purchasers of Dart- being the first to use steam for the purpose 
mouth. He married Abigail, and died March in this section. He was self-made, possessing 
2, 1668, aged eighty years. The name is vari- a keen intellect and quick perceptions, and was 
ously spelled, Denham, Danham, Dunhame, a great reader. Of quiet disposition, he was 
and Donham, in old records. thoughtful and high principled, a just man 

(II) Joseph Denham, of Plymouth, eighth first and generous afterward. A sturdy New 
son of John, was of Plymouth. He was ad- Englander of the best type, he took his share 
mitted a freeman in 1657. He married (first) of responsibility in the management of public 
in 1657 Mercy, daughter of Nathaniel Morton, affairs. The incorporation of New Bedford 
who died Feb. 19, 1667, and (second) Aug.- as a city, in 1847, was due partially to his 
20, 1669, Esther Wormwell. exertions, he being one of the few who at that 

(III) Eleazer Denham, born in 1662, eld- time considered the change desirable or ad- 
est son of Joseph, was of Plymouth, and was visable. He held several city offices, being one 
made a freeman in 1689. He married Bath- of the assessors at large from 1859 to 1867, 
sheba. inclusive, and chairman of the board during a 

(IV) Israel Denham, third son of Eleazer, portion of that time. He held various other 
was bom at Plympton in 1689. He married positions of trust and responsibility, such as 
Joanna Rickard. health officer (in the years 1869 and 1870). 

(V) Sylvanus Denham, eldest son of Israel, He was a representative in the State Legida- 
born at Plympton in 1714. married Rebecca, ture in 1854-55. His children were: Thomas 
daughter of Abel Crocker. He was prominent Mendel, horn Feb. 2, 1836; Sarah M. B,, bom 
in church affairs and died in 1796. Feb. 13, 1838; Giles L., who lives in Flint, 

(VI) Silas Denham, eldest son of Sylvanus, Mich.; Joanna Blankenship, bom May 24, 
was bom at Plympton March 88, 1749. He 18 — ; Edward, horn in 1850; and Joanna and 
served in the let MasBaclmsotts Regiment in Frederick, twins. 

1775, enlisting again in 1776 for service at 

Fort Edward; served forty days in Rhode (VII) Warren Bailey Potter, son of Jona- 

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Bedford Nov. 4, 1821, married April 11, 1848, 
Sarah £. Kempton, bom in 18S4, daughter of 
Ezra S. Kempton. They had one daughter, 
Hattie Perry, bom in Kew Bedford March 
5, 1849, died July 26, 1852. Mr. Potter's 
parents took up their residence in New Bed- 
ford, Mass., in 1824, and there he resided 
until his fifteenth year, obtaining his educa- 
tion in the public schools. At that age he 
was engaged to Joseph Balch, druggist, Provi- 
dence, then a leading man in hia business, and 
served two years. Removing then to New 
Bedford, he was engaged with Dra. Stone and 
Mackie, where he followed the drug business 
ior three years, perfecting himself thoroughly 
in all branches. At this period whaling was at 
its height, and it proved an attraction few 
jouog men could resist. Mr. Potter shipped 
on the bark "Peri" for a cruise in the Indian 
ocean, and made a second voyage on the north- 
west coast in the ship "South America." On 
his return to New Bedford Mr, Potter reen- 
tered the drug business as a proprietor, and 
in this he secured a speedy and pronounced 
success. In 1851, in conjunction with Andrew 
G. Weeks, he established in Boston, at No. 154 
Washington street, the firm of Weeks & Potter, 
wholesale druggists, which firm was in exist- 
«nce for about fifty years, and enjoyed great 
prosperity, as well as having a marked in- 
fluence in the trade. The firm was completely 
burned out in 1864, 1872, and partially in 
1879. Mr. Potter founded the Pottet Drug 
4 Chemical Company Jan. 1, 1883, a firm well 
known throughout the United States and 
through most countries of the world. 

(III) Samuel Potter, son of Nathaniel and 
Elizabeth (Stokes), bom in Dartmouth, Mass., 
in January, 1675, died in 1748. He married 
Sarah Benton, born in 1681. Their children, 
«ll born in Dartmouth, were : Aaron, born 
1701; Nathaniel, 1703; Fear, 1705; Mary, 
1709; Elizabeth, 1711; Benjamin and Samuel, 
Jr., twins, Sept. Z3, 1714; and Job, 1717. 

(IV) Nathaniel Potter, son of Samuel and 
Sarah (Benton), bom Sept. 9, 1703, married 
March 10, 1726, Serviah Cudworth. Their 
children, all of Dartmouth birth, were: Free- 
love, born 1729; Ephraim, 1731; Phebe, 1733; 
Abner, 1736; Patience, Nov. 8, 1740. 

(V) Abner Potter, son of Nathaniel and 
Serviah (Cudworth), born Nov. 23, 1736, 
died April 23, . 1834. He married Patience 
Macomber, and their children, bora in West- 
port and Dartmouth, were: Freelove; Na- 
thaniel, bora in 1760; Margaret. 1763: Eph- 
raim. 1771; Abner, Jr., 1767 (died 1769); 



Abner, Jr. (2), 1773; Philip, 1775; John, 
1778; and Joshua, 1783. 

(VI) John Potter, son of Abner and 
Patience (Macomber), born Sept. 30. 1778, 
died Jan. 8, 18—. On Jan. 2, 1803, he mar- 
ried Rhoda Potter, and their children wore: 
Ira, born 1803; John Avery, 1805; Ezra, 
1807; Ruth, 1809; Andrew, 1811; Ira (2), 
1813; Andrew B., 1816; fiuth (2), 1818; 
Rhoda Ann, 1820; Abner, 1822; and Patience, 
1825. 

(VII) Ezra Potter, son of John and Bhoda 
(Potter), bom Peb. 21, 1807, married in 
1831 Sylvia Bent, born 1813, died 1858. 
daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Hall) Bent, of 
Carver, Mass. He died Oct. 2, 1879. The 
children, all born in New Bedford, were: 
Ezra Frank, born Nov. 25, 1833, died May 2, 
1874; Sylvia Ann was born Oct. 18, 1835; 
William Fearing, bom Nov. 5, 1837, married 
July 28, 1887, Alice Maud Nelson, daughter 
of Francis N. and Ruth B. (Easton) Nelson; 
Ellen Maria, bora Feb. 15, 1839, died Feb. 26, 
1877; Lucy Emeline, born Nov. 1, 1843, mar- 
ried George Hall ; Charles Warren, bom Jan. 
24, 1846, married Nov. 18, 1872, Alice Tucker 
Lapham; Edward Kellon, bora May 15, 1848, 
married June 5, 1873, Mary E. Hepbum; 
Carrie Elizabeth, born June 28, 1853, mar- 
ried June 3, 1874, E. F. Chase. 

(VIII) William F. Potter, son of Ezra 
and Sylvia (Bent), was bom in New Bedford 
Nov. 5, 1837. He was educated in the publid 
schools and graduated from the New Bedford 
high school. As a young man he entered the 
employ of Wood & Brownell, grocers, who oc- 
cupied the building where D. B. Folger's store 
now is located, and a few years later he pur- 
chased the grocery business of William F. 
Drown. In 1865 he established the wholesale 
grocery business on Union street, in the build- 
ing between Front street and the railroad 
tracks, where for forty-two years, or until his 
death, he enjoyed a large and profitable trade. 
This business he built up entirely, meeting the 
competition of such firms as I. D. Hall and 
later Driscoll, Church & Hall, etc. He was 
the senior member of the present firm of 
William F. Potter & Co., and the high stand- 
ing and success of the firm were due to the 
energy and enterprise as well as the probity 
of its founder. In Uie largest and best ac- 
cepted meaning. Mr. Potter was a self-made 
man. Fond of books and a great reader, he 
was in a large measure a self-educated man. 
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xattil about a year before his death, when he of the first six of Swansey record, were: Wil- 
resigned. liam, Oliver, Buth, Eichard, Hope, Job, Jo- 
Mr. Potter served as a councilman in 1874. seph, James, Mary, George, Jonathan, John 
He was a fiepublican in politics. He was an and Elizabeth. 
, attendant and supporter of Grace Church. (Hf ) Dr. Richard Winslow, son of Lie«t 
' Socially he was a member from the first of Job, bom March 6, 1680, in Swaneey, removed 
the Wamsutta Club and the Brooke Club, and with his father to Freetown, where he after- 
of the old Dartmouth HiBtorical Society. ward resided. He was a practicing phyeiciaa. 
On July 28, 1887, Mr. Pott«r married Alice and died in 1728. His wife, Hannah, sur-, 
Maud Nelson, daughter of Francis N. and vived him. Their children, all bom in Free- 
Buth B. (Easton) Nelson, she a daughter of town, were: Richard, Hezekiah, Sarah, Wil- 
John Easton, of Newport, H. I. They had liam, Hannah and Edward, 
one daughter, Ruth Nelson, bom July 17, (IV) William Winslow, son of Dr. Richard, 
1888, who died Sept. 20, 1892. Mr. Potter bom Sept. 24, 1718, in Freetown, Mass., mar- 
died May 31, 1905, leaving the record of a ried July 7, 1743, Elizabeth Merrick, and 
well-spent and useful life. their children were : Luther, Frederick, Mercy, 
Merrick, John, Isaac and William. 
WINSLOW. The Fall River Winslow fam- (V) Luther Winslow, son of William, bom 
ily, the head of which was tlie late Capt. Al- June 7, 1747, married (first) Aug. 23, 1773, 
bert Winslow, long one of the substantial and Lucy White, bom Feb. 7, 1750, and to them 
highly respected citizens of Fall River, at one were bom children: Luther, June 19, 1774; 
time a member of the common council and Frederick, Nov, 24, 1775 {married Mercy Val- 
city marshal, is a branch of the earlier Ply- entine), and Merrick, May 21, 1777. He waa 
mouth family, one of the ancient, prominent thriee married after the death of hie wife 
and historic famitiee of the Commonwealth Lucy, which occurred Oct. 30, 1779, in Free- 
of Massachusetts. town, and had seven more children. He died 

aKenelm Winslow, son of Edward and Feb. 21, 1831, in that part of Freetown which 
alene (Ollyver) Winslow, of Droitwich, became Fall River, 
Worcestershire, England, bom there April 29, (VI) Capt. Frederick Winslow, son of Ln- 
1599, came to Plymouth, probably in 1629, ther, bom Nov. 24, 1775, in that part of Free- 
with his brother Joaiah, and was admitted town now Fall River, Mass., married there in 
freeman Jan. 1, 1632-33; removed to Marsh- October, 1804, Mercy, bora Apnl 27, 1782, 
field in 1641, having previously received a daughter of William and Sybil (Winslow) 
grant of land there. He wan one of the Valentine, of Freetown. Mr. Winslow lived in 
twenty-six original proprietors of Assonet Fall River, where he died Jan, 29, 1859. He 
(Freetown), Mass., in 1659. He was deputy was a sea captain of considerable note. His 
or representative to the General Conrt, 1642- wife died Dee. 21, 1833. Their children were: 
44 and 1649-53, eight years. He married in Rowena, bom Feb. 25, 1806, died unmarried 
June, 1634, Eleanor, widow of John Adams, Sept. 17, 1888; George, bom Nov. 14, 1808, 
of Plymouth, and died Sept. 13, 1672, at married Ruth Ricketson, and was drowned in 
Salem, Mass., where he had gone on business. September, 1841, in Long Island sound; Fred- 
She survived him, and died at Marehfield, erick, bom Sept. 8, 1811, married (first) 
where she was buried Dec. 5, 1681. Their Lydia Pierce and after her death Clarissa Bor- 
children were: Kenelm, Eleanor (or Ellen), den, and he died March 12, 1894, in Fall 
Nathaniel and Job. River; Lucy, bom Aug. 31, 1816, died March 
(II) Lieut. Job Winslow, son of Kenelm, 29, 1893, unmarried; Albert waa bom June 2, 
bora about 1641, married Ruth. About 1666 1820; William, born Feb. 7, 1824, married 
he settled at Swansey, where at the breaking (first) Mrs. Annie Read and (second) Mre, 
out of King Philip's war, in 1675, his house Olivia Eaton (he died in Oakland, Cal., Dec. 
was burned. He waa in Rochester about 1680, 5, 1908). 

but soon removed to Freetown, where he was (VII) Capt. Albeht Winslow, son of 
selectman in 1686, town clerk in 1690, assessor Frederick and Mercy (Valentine) Winslow, of 
in 1691, 1701-07 and 1711. He was deputy Freetown, waa bora on what is now North 
to the General Court in 1686, and reprcsenta- Main street. Fall River, Mass., June 2, 1820. 
tive in 1692 at the first General Court in Mas- His father being a sea captain, Albert in early 
aachusetts, under the charter of William and youth began a seafaring life, in which he con- 
Mary. He died July 14, 1720. His wife, tinned until not far from 1860. He firat shipped 
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ena," of which Edmund Sead was maeter. aessed a splendid memory and a fund of infor* 
The "Bowena," which was named for Capt. mation which made him at all times an inter- 
Frederick Winslow's elder daughter, sailed eBting conversationalist and an agreeable com- 
from Providence with a crew of fifteen men, panion. 

in baUast, for Mobile, Ala., where they loaded On May 16, 1849, Captain Winelow was 
1,000 bales of cotton for Liverpool. On the married to Permela Chace, of Assonet, bom 
return trip a cargo of general merchandise Dee. 18, 1820, daughter of George and Amy 
was brought to New York, the entire trip con- (Hathaway) Chace. She died Oct. 18, 1902, 
Bomiug six months. After this voyage Albert in the eighty-second year of her age, Mrs. 
was for a shori: period in attendance at the Winelow was a member of the First Christian 
Middleboro Academy, then was for a period at Church, as are all the members of the family, 
school in the town of Killingly, Conn., and Captain Winslow died, after an illness of only 
next for a time engaged in -teaching school, eight days, July 18, 1908, at No. 203 Bock 
at Fall River and Freetown. His love for the street, where he had his home for nearly a half 
water led him again to life upon the deep, this century, and though he had reached the ad- 
time making voyages of some considerable vaneed age of eighty-eight years, one month, 
length, with cargoes of cotton, and returning sixteen days, he retained all his faculties until 
from abroad with general merchandise; one the last. Captain Winslow and wife had the 
of these voyages required a year's time. Fol- following children: Hope, born Feb. 14, 1850; 
lowing his voyage on the "Rowena" he sailed Amelia, bom Dec. 3, 1851 ; Ella Frances, bom 
with Capt. Job Collins, of Somerset, on the May 19, 1853; Frederick, born July 22, 1855 
bark "Pilgrim," on a twelve months' whaling (died Oct. 15, 1888, unmarried; he was a 
cmise. Mter a fair voyage he shipped as boat bookkeeper in the King Philip Mill at Fall 
steerer on the bark "Otranto," of New Bed- River) ; and Albert, bom March 2, 1857. The 
ford. Captain Ooggeshall, for the Indian last named is connected with the Fall River 
Ocean. After a two years' voyage he returned Iron Works Company as bookkeeper. He mar- 
as second mate. Later he reshipped as mate, ried Effie Buffinton, of Fall River, daughter 
At the age of twenty-nine he made a voyage of Edward P. and Comfort (Taber) Buflmton, 
in the same ship as master, in 1849 he was and they have had children born aa follows: 
allured to California in quest of the yellow William Valentine, Aug. 16, 1888; Marion 
metal. Buffinton, May 25, 1891; Lester Chace, April 

While Captain Winslow was a native of Fall 18, 1893; Ruth, Jan. 19, 1895; Mildred, 

River he did not take up his residence within March 28, 1896 ; Edward Taber, April 10, 

the city limits until 1854, from which time, 1897; Charles Churchill and Thomas Cheet- 

when a full-fledged citizen, he served variously hara, twins, June 7, 1899 (the former dying 

in public capacities. He was elected a member Aug. 18, 1899, the latter Sept. 29, 1899) ; 

of the common council from Ward Six in the Richard Kenelm, Nov. 18, 1900 {died Oct. 3, 

first city government— that of 1854, and at the 1901) ; Merrill Seward, March 3, 1904. 
time of &B death he was the only surviving 

member of that body. In 1867 and 1868 he BOURNE. The Bourne family of south- 
served most efficiently in the capacity of city eastern Massachusetts is descended from 
marshal. For a number of years perhaps a (I) Thomas Bourne, "the eldest of the 
little earlier he had been occupied as a grocer, Marshfield settlers and a patriarch on its 
doing business for a half dozen or more years Eden," who appears at Plymouth in 1637, a 
at Pine and Rock streets. On the expiration freeman of that Colony of Jan. 2, 1638. 
of his term as marshal he retired' from active Judge Savage says he may probably have come 
pursuits, devoting his attention solely to the from the County of Kent, bringing family, 
management of his private interests. "Hie home lands were situated adjoining the 

Captain Winslow was a member of many estates of his sons-in-law, Josiah Winslow, Sr., 

years' standing of the First Christian Church and Robert Waterman, to whom he gave of his 

at Fall River. He was a member of the Forty own lands liberally." He was also a large 

Niners Association, and a director of the Five land holder in the south part of the Colony. 

Cents Savings Bank, as he had been of the "He was a man of substance and repute." His 

Second National Bank before it went out of wife Elizabeth was buried July 18, 1660, aged 

existence. seventy years. He was buried May 11, 1664, 

Captain Winslow was a conservative man, of at the age of eighty-three years. His vrill, 

honest purposes and straightforward actions, probated June 9, 1664, made his son John 

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him, to daughters Martha Bradford, Anne 
Smith, Margaret Winslow and Lydia Tilden; 
to Nathaniel Tilden, to John, Thomas, Jo- 
seph and Robert Waterman ; and to Mr. Arnold. 
Hia children were: John, Martha, who mar- 
ried (first) John Bradford, son of Governor 
Bradford, and (second) Thomas Tracy; Eliza- 
beth, who married Thomas (Robert ?) Water- 
man ; Anne, who married Nehemiah Smith ; 
Margaret, who married Josiah Winslow, broth- 
er of Governor Winslow; and Lydia, who mar- 
ried Nathaniel Tilden. 

(II) John Bourne, son of Thomas, born 
perhaps in England, married July 18, 1645, 
Alice, daughter of Thomas Besbedge or Bes- 
beech (the second marriage on the town book). 
Mr. Bourne succeeded to the homestead, which 
in 1854 and later waB in the possession of the 
then venerable John Bourne, a descendant in 
the fifth generation of the immigrant Thomas 
and a Revolutionary patriot who entered the 
service at the commencement of the struggle 
and was a prisoner of war when peace was 
declared; he died in October, 1859, in the 
101st year of his age. The children of John 
and Alice Bourne were: Elizabeth, born in 
1646; Thomas, in 1647; Alice, in 1649; Ann, 
in 1651; Martha, in 1653; Mary, in 1660; 
and Sarah, in 1663. 

(III) Thomas Bourne, son of John, born 
Oct. 27, 1647, married (first) April 16, 1681, 
Elizabeth, daughter of John and Anice (or 
Annig) (Pabodie) Rouse, of Marshfietd, the 
latter daughter of John and Isabel Pabodie, 
original settlers of Duxbury. She died April 
9, 1701, and he married (second) Nov. 23, 
1702, Elizabeth Holmes, who died April 2, 
17'07. His children were: John, born June 8, 
1685, who married Abigail Collamore, of Scit- 
uate; Elizabeth, who died April 14, 1689; 
George, born 29th of 3d month, 1690; and 
Jedediah and Josiah (twins), born 29th of 
10th month, 1692. 

(IV) Jof^iah Bourne, son of Thomas and 
' Elizabeth (Rouse) Bourne, was born 29th of 

10th month, 1692, in Marshfield. Pembroke 
and Hanson were formerly the western part 
of Duxbury. Pembroke was incorporated in 
1712. For some seventy-five years before the 
incorporation of Hanson it was styled the 
West Precinct of Pembroke and was so estab- 
lished May 19, 1746. Hanson was incorpo- 
rated Feb. 22, 1820. "Josiah Bourne, great- 
grandson of Thomas Bourne, one of the first 
settlers in Marshfield, bought a large tract in 
the extreme southern part, next to the 'Great 
Cedar Swamp,' 'with ye house on it,' and 
traces of its location can still be seen. It is 



said of him that he was of small stature, a 
man of good practical sense, determination, 
and perseverance, who made the hills and val- 
leys laugh and shine with their abundance. 
He had three eons and five daughters, whose 
descendants are scattered over various parts 
of the country." ["History of Hanson,' E. 
B. K. Gurney.] 

(V) Ebenezer Bourne, son of Josiah, born 
Jan. 11, 1724, in Pembroke, Mass., married 
April 5, 1744, Abigail, daughter of Andrew 
and Mercy (Oldham) Newcomb, of Scituate 
and Truro, Mass., of the latter of which places 
Andrew Newcomb was one of the proprietors 
and became a man of prominence, holding in 
1719 tiie position of moderator of town meet- 
ings, that of selectman in 1720, 1721 and 
1782, and that of grand juror in 1730. 

Mr. Bourne died in Pembroke, Mass., in 
1759. His wife survived him many years, 
dying Dec. 10, 1821, at the home of her son 
Abner Bourne, in Middleboro, Mass., aged one 
hundred years, six months, three days. Their 
children were: Newcomb, bom Jan. 19, 1745, 
married Abigail Cushman, and removed to Ver- 
mont, but died in Middleboro; Abner was 
bom Oct. 23, 1747; Relief, bom July 19, 
1749, married Joseph Pratt, of Cohasset ; 
Lemuel, 'born Jan. 1, 1751, married Zebiah 
Wheelwright, of Cohasset; and Mary married 
John Smith, and removed to Bangor, Maine. 

(VI) Deacon Abner Bourne, son of Eben- 
ezer, bom Oct.. 23, 1747, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Haviland Torrey, of Pembroke, Mass. 
Mr. Bourne 'was for many years deacon of 
the First Congregational Church ib Middle- 
boro, Mass. During the war of the Revolution 
he was captain of a company in active service 
in Rhode Island. He died in Middleboro, 
Mass., March 25, 1806. Hia children were: 
William, bom 30th of 12th month, 1768; 
Abigail. 20th of 11th month, 1770; William 
(2), 1773; Abner, 1774; Sarah, 1777; Abner 
(2), Dec. 4, 1780; Betsey, 1784; and Joseph, 
1788. 

(VII) Abner Bourne (2), son of Abner 
and Mary (Torrey), born Dec. 4, 1780, mar- 
ried Nov. 28, 1801, Abigail Williams, a native 
of Taunton. He died in Boston June 24, 
1840, and his widow June 15, 1845, at the 
age of sixty-four years. Tlie remains of both 
rest in the Oak Grove cemetery in New Bed- 
ford. He ia said to have started the first 
cotton factory in Maine. His children were: 
Biancy Jane, born March 20, 1806; James 
W., born in Boston Sept. 10, 1810; George A., 
born in Boston Jan. 12, 1814; and Ann Maria, 
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(VIII) Geoi^ A. Bourne, son of Abner and Ellis (2), June 2, 1848; Louise ThompBon, 
Abigail (Williams), was born Jan. 12, 1814, Aug. 22, 1850; Angeline Wright, May 5, 
in the city of Boston, where at the age of 1852; Abner, Jan. 28, 1856; Standisb and 
eighteen years he entered the business of a AVilliams, July 2o, 18.^6; Ann Maria, Oct. 6, 
money broker. In the year 1835 he came to 1859; and Edmund Wright, July 23, 1861. 
New Bedford, and engaged in the. book and (IX) Staxdish Bouhke, son of George A. 
stationery businees in the store now on Union and Lucy R. (Standiah), was born in New 
■street, which in the late nineties was occupied Bedford July 25, 1856. He was educated in 
by F. S. Brightman. There he remained the New Bedford public and high schools, and 
until 1840, when he removed to a store in the in Edward A. IT. Allen's private school. At 
Liberty Hall building, on the corner of Pur- the age of eighteen he left school and went 
■chase and William streets. There he carried into business with his father, becoming a mera- 
on business until 1850, when, in company with her of the firm in 1881, under the name of 
the late Charles Alniy, he engaged in the auc- George A. Bourne & Son. This partnership 
tion business. The firm continued a few years, continued until about 1889, when Mr. Stand- 
and at its dissolution Mr. Bourne devoted him- ish Bourne became sole owner. The business 
self to the real estate agency and the business increased fivefold, becoming the largest of its 
<Ft an auctioneer on Water street, in which kind not only in New Bedford but in south- 
vocation he remained until his retirement eastern Massachusetts. In the real estate 
some years before his death. He was located department especial attention was given to the 
at various times on Water street, at the Four auctioning of real estate, Mr. Bourne had 
Comers, at the comer of Second and Wil- one of the largest storage warehouses in this 
liam streets, and in the building on Second part of the State. He was one of the oi^an- 
street which at the time of his death was izerg and a director of the Safe Deposit and 
occupied by his son. He was largely instru- Trust Company ; he was formerly a member of 
mental in the building up of Nonquitt and in the Protecting Society; was a trustee of the 
the erection of the hotel at that place. His New Bedford Institution for Savings, and was 
business career was one of success and he re- a trustee of the Five Cents Savings Bank. In 
tired before life had lost its zest. politics he was a- stanch Republican, but was 

Mr. Bonme was a good specimen of the never active in party work. Socially he was 

careful, industrious business man and citizen, a member of the Wamsutta Club, of which he 

He was popular for his pleasant nature, and was a director for about nine years. For 

respected for his character. While he took thirteen years he was treasurer of the Uni- 

much interest in public affairs he held office, tarian Society, succeeding his father in that 

if we mistake not, but one year. He was a position. He died Aug. 8, 1911. 

member of the common council in 1856, hav- Mr. Bonme married Clara T. Simmons, 

ing been elected greatly to his surprise, on daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Harriet 

an Anti-Know-Nothing ticket, and was presi- (Mosher) Simmons, and three children blessed 

dent of the council. He was a director of the this union, namely: Williams Standish, who 

Protecting Society in 1844-45, and was prob- married Kate D. Rhodes; Helen Wendell, who 

ably a member longer than this. He was married Frederick Howland Taber, and has 

captain of the city guards in 1852, on the a daughter, Helen Bowen Taber; and Clara 

organization of that company, and for some T. Mrs. Bourne died Jan. 8, 1888. 

jears thereafter. He was also a major in the (IX) Edmund Weight Bodrne, son of 

Massachusetts militia. In his earlier life he George A. and Lucy R. (Standish) Bourne, 

was a member of Acushnet Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., was born July 23, 1861, in New Bedford, 

and held all the principal ofUces in the lodge. Mass. He acquired his early education in the 

He was one of the trustees of the New Bedford public schools of his native city and at the 

Institution for Savings. He was treasurer of New Bedford high school. He then furthered 

the Unitarian Society for about twelve years, his studies in the New Bedford Friends' 

Soon after Mr. Bourne came to New Bed- Academy. He still later, in the way of 
ford in 1835 he was married to Lucy Randall, preparation for business, took a course of 
who was bom Aug. 13, 1818, daughter of study in a Boston commercial college. His 
Levi Standish, and the marriage was blessed studies through .with, he engaged in banking 
with children as follows: George Abner, bora in Kiowa, Kans., and Albuquerque, N. Mex. 
July 19. 1840; Mary Randall Ellis, Aug. 27, Returning to New Bedford he was in 1889 
1842; William "Standish, March 25, 1845; made cashier of the New Bedford Safe De- 
Charles Henry, Feb. 10, 1847; Mary Randall posit and Trust Company, a relation he has 



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1898 SOUTHEASTEBN MASSACHUSETTS 

since sustained to it. Mr. Bouroe is a member children were: Zacbariah, Moees, Hannah, 

of the Wamsutta and Dartmouth Cluhs of Zerviah, Sarah, Ebenezer and Mercy. 

Nev Bedford. (IV) Zachariah Standish, bom Oct. IS, 

On Oct. 20, 1898, Mr. Bourne married 1698, and of Plympton, Mase., married Abi- 

Emma C. Taber, and their children are: gall, daughter of Ebenezer Whitman, of 

Standish Taber, born Feb. 13, 1900; Catharine Bridgewater, Mass. Mr. Standish died in 

Howland, Dec. 31, 1901; Richard Williams, Plympton March 30, 1770. Mrs. Standish 

July 29, 1903; and Edmund Wright, Jr., June died there Aug. 3, 1778, at the age of seventy- 

26, 1905. four years. Their children were: Ebenezer, 

Hannah, Sarah, Abigail, Peleg and Zachariah. 

(V) Ebenezer Standish (2), bom Oct. 16, 

Mrs. Lucy Randall (Standish) Bourne was 1721, married Averick, daughter of Imec 

a direct descendant of Capt. Myles Standish, Churchill, and their children were: Mary, 

from whom her descent is through Alexander, Ebenezer, Averick and Shadrach. The father 

Ebenezer, Zachariah, Ebenezer (2), Shadrach ^^^^ ^o^- ^8, 1747. 

and Levi. These generations somewhat in ,JJP Shadrach Standish, bom in 174S (or 

detail and the order named follow. ]]^^^'f ^u^'^'^^^'k ^^^^""'1'^^ '? ^^^ 

mil 1 at 3- u X -m ±L 3 Ti Mary, daughter of David Churchill, who died 
Myles Stand sh of Plymouth and Dux- -^ /^g^ 8j,r. Standish marched on Marx:h 
bury, came in the "Mayflower" in 1620, with g^ i,„ j^ p t. Thomas Sampson's com- 
his wife Rose, who died Jan. 29 1621. He pany, of Col. Thomas Lothrop's regiment, in 
^rly became a leading man of Plymouth Brig. Joseph Cushing's brigade, on the alarm 
Colony. He was chosen captain at a general to march to Bristol, R. I., and again in 1781 
meeting, held in February, 1621, to establish mgrehed to Rhode Island, as a member of the 
military arrangements, and vested with the same company. Col. Theodore Cotton's regi- 
eommand. He conducted all the early expedi- ment of militia, in obedience to the resolve of 
tions against the Indians, and continued in the the General Court of MassachusetU on the 
military service of the Colony during his whole 28th of February, 1781. Mr. Standish died 
= ■- f ^^^ prominent m the civil in 1837. The children born to Shadrach 
affairs of the Colony, was for many years as- Standish and wife were: Averick (married 
sistant, one of the governor's council, etc. He John Avery Parker), Ellis, Jane, Shadrach, 
died Oct. 3, 1656. It is supposed that he was Levi, Abigail, Mary and Sarah. 
bom about 1586. Captain Standish early went (VII) Levi Standish, born In 1779, and of 
to live across the bay from Plymouth, in what Westport, Mass., married about 1805 Lucy 
13 now called Duxbury, and the hill rising Randall, and their children were : John Avery, 
abruptly from the waters of Plymouth bay, Angeline and Lucy Randall (married George 
upon which he built his house and lived the A. Bourne) 
remainder of his life, has been called Cap- 
tain's Hill to this day, and here in his memory COOK (Whitman family). For many years 
has been erected the Myles Standish monu- this name has been well and honorably known 
merit. His children were: Alexander, ChaHes, in Whitman, the family being representaUvea 
John Myles, Joeiah, Lora and Charles G. of the oldest of the Old Colony, they being 

(II) Alexander Standish, of Duxbury, was descendants of a number of the Mayflower 
admitted to the freedom of the Colony in Pilgrims and as well of later arrivals, among 
1648; was third clerk of Duxbury 1695-1700. the former being Francis Cooke, Stephen Hop- 
He married (first) Sarah, daughter of John kins, George Soule and Gov. William Bradford, 
Alden, and (second) Desire, double widow of all signers of the "Mayflower" compact. 
Israel Holmes and William Sherman, and There follows in chronological order from 
daughter of Edward Doty. He died in Dux- Francis Cooke the Cook lineage and some 
bury, in 1702. Desire died in 1723. His family history of the progressive shoe manu- 
children were : Miles, Ebenezer, Lorah, Lydia, facturer, the present Miller Cook, of Whitman. 
Mercy, Sarah, Elizabeth (all bora to the first (I) Francis Cooke, an Englishman, was with 
marriage), Thomas, Desire, Ichabod and the Pilgrims at Leyden and married in Hol- 
JO^vid. land, his wife, Hester, being a Walloon, a mem- 

{III) Ebenezer Standish, born in 1672, and her of the church. He and his son John came 

of Plymouth, married Hannah, daughter of in the "Mayflower," 1620, and he was one of 

.Samuel Sturtevant, of Plymouth. He died the signers of the compact. His wife Hester 

March 19, 1755, and she Jan. 23, 1759. Their and children Jacob, Jane and Hester came in 



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the "Ann," in July, 1623, and in the division Kinf^ston, removed to the town of Ahington, 
of land made the following spring Mr. Cooke Maaa., not long before the Eevolntion, as early 
received two acres on the south aide of as 1772 or 1773. He was a blacksmith by 
the brook, toward the hay, and four trade. He married Sarah, daughter of Joshua 
acres toward Strawberry Hill. He settled Poole, and had a large family of children: 
at Plymouth, His name ia found on John, Susanna, Levi, Nathaniel, Mary, Peleg, 
the list of freemen dated 1633, with which Deborah, Asa, Isaac, Robert, Randall and 
the first order of court orders begins. Hia Thomaa Jefferson. The father performed serv- 
name ia of frequent record in connection with ice in the Revolution as a private of Lieut, 
the affairs of the early and later settlement. Benjamin Bates's company, marched with that 
He was probably a husbandman after he came company from Abington to Tiverton, R. I., on 
to Plymouth, as there ia no evidence that he the alarm there of July 30, 1780, and was 
had a trade and both of his aona became discharged from service Aug. 9, 1780. Levi 
farmers. His frequent service on the> grand Cook was also a member of Captain Soper's 
inquest and trial juries and as a surveyor of company, which served in the defense of the 
highwaya makes it clear that he waa a man seacoast from July to September, 1785, under 
of sound judgment and had the respect and the direction of field officers of the lat Ply- 
confidence of the community. He died April mouth County Regiment. 
7, 1663. The children of Francis Cooke and (VII) Nathaniel Cook, son of Levi, was bom 
his wife Hester were: John, bom in Holland, in 1785 in the south part of the town of Abing- 
who married Sarah, daughter of Richard War- ton, Mass., where he grew to manhood. He 
Ten, of the "Mayflower"; Jane, bom in Hoi- learned the trade of blacksmith, which he fol- 
land, who married Experience Mitchell ; Jacob, lowed, also following farming on a tract of land 
bom in Holland about 1618; Hester, who mar- which he himself owned. He spent his entire 
ried Richard Wright; and Mary, bom at Ply- life in his native town and died there March 
mouth, Mass., who married John Thomson. 27, 1864, at the age of seventy-nine years. He 

(II) Jacob Cooke, son of Francis, bom about married (first) in November, 1807, Mary Gur- 
1618 in Holland, married (first) after June, ney, who passed away Jan. 33, 1826, leaving 
1646, Deborah, daughter of Stephen Hopkins, seven children, viz.: Mary, bom in 1808, who 
who came in the "Mayflower" in 1680, and died in 1812; Nathaniel, bom March 11, 1811; 
was one of the signers of the compact He Mary (2), bom Aug. 15, 1813; Anna, bom 
married (second) in November, 1669, Eliza- April 22, 1816, who died July 22, 1844; Mil- 
beth (Lettice) Shnrtlell. His children were: ler, bora Feb. 3, 1819; Henry, bom May 13, 
Elizabeth, bom Jan. 16, 1648 ; Caleb, bora 1821 ; and Sylviah G., bora Jan. 23, 1826, who 
Mareh 29, 1651; Jacob, bora March 26, 1653; died in 1826. On March 5, 1827, Mr. Cook 
Mary, born Jan. 12, 1658; Martha, born March married (second) Hasadiah (Cole) Morse, a 
10, 1660; Francis, bom Jan. 5, 1663; and widow, who was bom in 1800 and passed away 
Ruth, bom Jan. 17, 1666. The father, as in 1887. Six children were bom to this mar- 
stated, was a faraier. He died in 1676, and riage, viz.: Isaac, bom Dec. 30, 1827; Susan, 
his widow remarried. Dec. 2, 1830 (who died April 11, 1833) ; 

(III) Francis Cooke (2), son of Jacob, born Bartlett, Nov. 18, 1832; Susan C, Aug. 15, 
Jan. 5, 1663, married Elizabeth Latham, and 183-; Frederick, Dec. 31, 183-; George W., 
in hia will, proved in 1732, he mentions his son June 19, 1843 (the only one living of the 
Caleb, the children of Robert, his deceased son, family, he now makes his home in Abic^ton, ■ 
his daughter Elizabeth, and the children of his Massachusetts). 

deceased son Francis. (VIII) Miller Cook, son of Nathaniel and 

(IV) Robert Cook, son of Francis (3), mar- Mary (Gfuraey) Cook, was bora in South 
ried Abigail, and their children were: Charles, Abington Feb. 3, 1819, and there grew to man- 
bom in 1717; Nathaniel, bora in 1719; Robert, hood and learned the trade of shoemaker, fol- 
bom in 1721; and Sarah, born in 1734. In lowing this trade in Whitman all hia life, 
the father's will, which was proved in 1731, He waa a man highly respected in ftie com- 
he names his sons Charles, Nathaniel, Robert, munity, and waa noted for hia industry, hon- 
Francis and Simeon, and appoints his brother, esty and good citizenship. He passed away at 
Caleb Cook, as executor. his home Nov. 20, 1898, at the age of seventy- 

(V) Nathaniel Cook, son of Robert, bom nine years. He married in Whitman, Mass., 
in 1719, married and had children: Isaac, Roxanna H. Harding, daughter of Thomas 
Levi and Mary. The father died in 1760. Harding. She waa a true wife and mother 

(YI) Levi Cook, son of Nathaniel, bora in and much devoted to her home and family, and 



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was a good church member. She died at her and best known men ia the shoe trade. He 

home in Whitman March 88, 1903, at the ripe is well known for his honorable dealings, and 

age of eighty-two years, and was laid to rest is -well liked and respected by his employers and 

beside her husband, in C'olebrook cemetery, those under him as well. 

Their children were: Silvia, who married Mr. Cook is a stanch Mason, a member of 

Frank Harding; Miller, Jr.; Henry W., who Puritan Lodge, Pilgrim Chapter, Abingtoa 

died in young manhood; Alonzo W., who died Council, and Old Colony Commandery, and 

in 1908; Eliza Ann, who married William H. also belongs to Aleppo Temple, Order of the- 

Swan, of Whitman ; and three who died young. Mystic Shrine, at Boston. He is a Hepublican 

(IX) Miller Cook, Jb., son of Miller and in politics, but has never sought public office^ 

Roxanna H. (Harding) Cook, w^s born in and is a good citizen, linding his keenest de- 

Sonth Abington, now the town of Whitman, light in his home and family. He resides-- 

Oct. 19, 1842, and was educated in the public in a comfortable home on South avenue, Whit- 

and high schools there. He was still in his man. He was park commissioner at Whitman. 

teens when he started to learn the trade of for one year. 

shoemaker with his father. Later he found In 1860 Mr. Cook married Martha I. Sharpe, 
employment with John Hobart at the shoe daughter of Elbridge Sharpe, and grand- 
trade, and from him went into the employ of daughter of Gibbons Sharpe. Mrs. Cook is- 
the firm of Burrage & Reed, where he con- also a descendant of one of the oldest families 
tinned for some time. Subsequently he started of Massachusetts. Three children were bom 
in business for himself at Whitman, and be- to Mr. and Mrs. Cook, namely: Mabel Jo- 
ean to manufacture shoes, having for a part- sephine married J. S, Capen, treasurer of the 
ner John Bickford, the business being con- Converse Rubber Company, and resides at 
ducted under the firm name of Cook & Bick- Stoughton, Mass. ; they are the parents of two 
ford, which continued for a year or so, when daughters, Gertrude, bom Sept. 3, 1899, and 
Mr. Cook bought his partner's interest and con- Annie Josephine, bom Aug. 6, 1906. Henry- 
ducted the business alone for some time. He W. is mentioned below, Frederick C, bom 
gave this up to become superintendent of the March 1, 1875, was graduated from the Whit- 
^oe business of Reed & Closson, continuing man High School, and is now a traveling sales- 
with them for some time, after which he en- man for the W. H. McEIwain Company; he- 
gaged in the manufacture of shoes for Lang- resides at home, unmarried, 
ley & Smith, of Boston, employing over two (X) Henry W. Cook, son of Miller Cook^ 
hundred hands and manufacturing in the orig- Jr., was born at Whitman Sept. 9, 1872, and 
inal factory now owned by the Commonwealth there attended the public schools. He fitted 
Shoe & Leather Company, of Whitman. He for college at the Thayer Academy, in South 
had as a partner John M. Penniman. but later Braintree, atd then entered Amherst- College, 
sold out his business, and in 1882 erected the becoming a member of the class of 1896. He- 
Cook factory. Here he manufactured shoes for had early experience in the shoe business with 
some time for T. A. Whicher & Co., the Old his father, and then built the factory and ea- 
Colony Boot & Shoe Company, and later the tablished the Commonwealth Shoe & Leather- 
Smith & Stoughton Company. He afterward Company's business in Gardiner, Maine, where 
became engaged with the Bay State Shoe & he remained three years. He was next made 
Leather Company, of Xew York, after which general manager of the C. A. Eaton Com- 
■for five years he was with the Commonwealth pany's factories at Brockton, Mass., and Au- 
Shoe & Leather Company, and then with the gusta, Maine, after which he became vice 
C. A. Eaton Company, of Brockton,- with whom president of the A. E. Nettleton Shoe Com- 
he continued until July, 1905, at which time pany, having charge of their factories, and he 
he accepted the position of general superin- makes his home in Syracuse, N. Y. He mar- 
tendent of the W. H. McEIwain Company, ried Grace Rowe, of Xewton Center, on June 
which concern is one of the largest manufac- ]1, 1902, and they have two children, Robert 
turers of men's shoes in the world. He has Stansfieltt, bom Oct. 6, 1906, and Frances Kel- 
charge of the manufacturing end, being me- logg, bom July 4, 1909. 
chanical adviser of all their factories, and for 

the last six years has filled that position of HOX. CHARLES FRANCIS SWIFT (de- 
trust and responsibility with credit and ability. cea8e<l), who for over fifty years was editor- 
Mr. Cook knows all the details of the shoe busi- and proprietor of the Yarmouth Register, was 
liesa, having been engaged in it for more than one of the most widely known men on the 
half a century, and is one of the most skilled Cape. He was a native of Barnstable county,- 



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bom in the town of Falmouth June 18, 1825, mouth, bora Sept. 12, 1752. They made their 
and was descended from one of the oldest and home in Falmouth. On Nov. 6, 1825, he mar- 
best known families of Cape Cod. ried (second) Patience Price, bom in 1763, 

(I) William Swift, the founder of the family who died July 4, 1837. His children were 
in New England, was a native of Bocking, all born to the first union, as follows : Elijah, 
County of Esses, England, and came to Xew Aug. 16, 1774; Phebe, June 12, 1776 (mar- 
England in 1634, stopping first at Watertown, ried Solomon Crowell); John, Aug. 5, 1778; 
of which he was a proprietor in 1636. He Eeuben Eldred, Sept. 12, 1780; Thomae,- 
sold his property there in 1637 and removed April 24, 1783; Emma Ajin, Aug. 8, 1785 
to Sandwich, where he spent the remainder of (married David W. Gillison and, second. Rev. 
his life and where he died about 1641. His Mr. Boyd) ; Lucy Smith, Oct. 12, 1787 (mar- 
wife Joan bore him two children, William and ried Dec. 22, 1808, Nathaniel Nye) ; William, 
Hannah, and after the death of her husband Feb. 13, 1790; Martha, Sept. 17, 1792 (mar- 
she married Daniel Wing, Nov. 5, 1642. She ried Feb. 25, 1813, Nathaniel Nye) ; Ezekiel 
died Jan. 31, 1664. Eldred, Aug. 10, 1796. 

(II) William Swift (2), son of William, (VII) John Swift, son of William (6) and 
born in England, came to tlie New World with Martha (Eldred) Swift, bom Aug. 5, 1778, 
his parents and settled at Sandwich, Barn- married June 28, 1797, Mehitable Robinson, 
stable county. He represented his town in who was bom in 1782 at Monomascoag, Mass. 
the General Court, 1673, 1674, 1677 and 1678. He died Oct. 7, 1843, she in 1845. Children: 
He died in the latter part of 1705. To him Micah Robinson, born Dee. 24, 1798; Elijah, 
and his wife Ruth were born the following Oct. 12, 1800; Joseph, Sept. 22, 1802; Chloe 
children: William, born Aug. 28, 1654; Pricfi, July 15, 1804 (married Sept. 15, 1825, 
Epbraim, bom June 6, 1656; Mary, bom April Oapt. Isaac H. Hamblin) ; John, Feb. 12, 
7, 1659; Samuel, bom Aug. 10. 1662; Josiah; 1806; Emma Ann Gillison, June 7, 1808 (died 
Jireh ; Temperance ; Esther, and Dianah. March 7, 1809); Mehitable, June 20, 1810; 

(III) William Swift (3), son of William Phebe Crowell, March 15, 1812 (mamed 
(2), born Aug. 28, 1654, was a carpenter by Abishai Pease); Lucy Nye, May 24, 1813 
occupation and made his home at Sandwich, (married Perry Freeborn); Jane Nye, Sept. 
where he died in 1701. To him and his wife 17, 1815 (married William Freeborn),; Jotham 
Elizabeth were bom children as follows: Wil- Sewcll, May 13, 1818; Harriet Frances, March 
liam, Jan. 34, 167i); Benjamin, 1682; Joseph, 30, 1881 (died Sept. 30, 1849). 

November, 1687; Samuel, December, 1690; (VITI) Micah Robinson Swift, son of John, 

Joanna, March 9, 1692 (married Thomas Gihbs, bom Dec. 24, 1798, married Dec. 1, 1822, Han- 

of Sandwich) ; Thomas, December, 169-; nab Chadwick, bom July 16, 1799. She died 

Elizabeth (married John Gibbs in November, June 22, 1885. They bad children as foUowBi 

1716) and Thankful (married Benjamin Ephraim Chadwick, bom Dec. 13, 1823, who 

Morey, Nov. 3, 1715), twins, Jan. 11, 1696; died July 22, 1824; Charles Francis, bora June 

Josiah; and Ebenezer. 18, 1825; and Micah Robinson, Jr., born Nov. 

(IV) William Swift (4), son of William 4, 1827, who died Jan. 15, 1852. 

(3), bom Jan. 24, 1679, married Lydia. (IX) Charles Francis Swift, son of Micah 

(V) William Swift (5), son of William (4) E., received his education in the local public 
and Lydia Swift, bom in 1719 in Falmouth, schools at Falmouth and at the academy of 
Mass., married for his first wife, Nov. 29, 1744, his native town. White still at school he en- 
Dorcas Hatch, of Falmouth. On Sept. 1, 1772, tered the Yarmouth Register printing •ffice, 
he married (second) Mehitabel Hallett, and at the age of sixteen years, and learned some- 
died Aug. 7, 1^09. Children: Solomon, born thing of that art, and in 1847 he became as- 
Oct. 15, 1745; William, born Feb. 17, 1747; sociate editor of the Yarmouth Register, in 
John, who died on a prison ship while serving 1850 becoming its editor. For a period of 
in the Revolutionary war; Thomas, who also fifty-two years he continued to fill that posi- 
died on a prison ship during the Revolution; tion. The length of his connection with that 
Mary, who married Richard Weeks; Job, bom paper, and the dignity and ability with which 
in 1759 ; Jethiro (all these bora to the first he discharged his responsibilities, under the- 
marriage) ; Hallett, bom in 1774; Lydia, who most trying circumstances, made him a notable- 
married W'alter Turner, Sept. 5, 1799; and figure all over the State. He was a strong anti- 
John, bom July 10, 1780. slavery man and fought many hard battles 

(VI) William Swift (6), born Feb. 17, 1747, with his pen in defense of the Union, up- 
married Oct. 6, 1773, Martha Eldred, of Fal- holding its independence. He was one of the 



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founders of the Republican party on the Cape Winthrop (he married Uattie Gross, and they 

and fought its battles for over half a century, have one child, Julia Gross) ; Caroline Mun- 

He took a deep interest in his town and county roe, bom March 7, 1863, resides at home (she 

and wrote a history of Yarmouth. In public baa been a teacher) ; Sarah Munroe is an of- 

life he was always quite active personally and fieial stenographer at Boston; Charles Warner, 

filled many positions of trust and honor. In bom Dec. 36, 1866, is successor to his father 

1851 he was elected county treasurer, and was as editor of the Register (he married Anna 

reelected to that ofBce. In 1851 he was elected Manley and has one child, Charles Francis, 

a member of the State Senate, and again in 2d) ; John Munroe, bom Jan. 8, 1873, died 

1858 ; he served on the committees on Fisheries, Sept. 6, 1873. 

Election Laws and Libraries, and was ap- (X) Frederick Crosbt Swift, son of Hon. 
pointed chairman of the joint special com- Charles Francis Swift, was bom in Yarmouth 
mittee on the Pilotage Laws. For a short time Dec. 18, 1855. He attended the public and 
in 1859 he held the office of register of Probate, high schools there and graduated from the high 
He was a member of the executive council of school, afterward taking up the study of law 
the State in 1860, and years afterward, in in the office of Judge Joseph M. Day, where 
1880, he was elected a member of the State he spent three years. He next spent two years 
Legislature from the Third district in the at the law school of Boston University, and 
county; he was reelected in 1881. He served was admitted to the Barnstable county bar la 
as chairman of the committee on Prisons, and October, 1880. Beginning the practice of his 
on the Library committee, and during his last profession at Yarmouth Port, he formed a part- 
term was a member of the joint special com- nership a few years later, in 1889, with the 
mittee for the Revision of the Laws of the law firm of Blackmar & Sheldon, of No. 246 
Commonwealth. He was one of the first mem- Washington street, Boston, retaining his ofiSce 
bers of the Yarmouth Public Library Associa- in the town of Yarmouth. During his father's 
tion and was its president for ten years. He term in the Legislature in 1881 and 1883 Judge 
was president of the Cape Cod Historical So- Swift filled the editorial chair, conducting l£e 
ciety from its organization, and served two Register. In 1883 he was elected commissioner 
years as president of the Barnstable County of insolvency for Barnstable county and was 
Agricultural Society. He was collector of cus- reelected to that office twice. He is a mem- 
toms for the Barnstable district for a period ber and president of the board of .trustees of 
of fourteen years. A man who did his full the Yarmouth Public Library, a director of 
duty AS he saw it, intelligent and capable be- the Barnstable County Mutual Fire Insurance 
yond the ordinary, and with a keen sense of Company, and was secretary of the Agricultural 
his responsibility toward his fellow men, he Society thirteen years. He was appointed judge 
was known and respected to an unusual degree, of the District court in 1393, which office he 
He was independent in his actions and was now holds. Judge Swift is .well known and 
a fighter for what he considered the right. Mr. most highly respected, possessing a degree of 
Swift died at his home in Yarmouth, Mass., sound common sense and legal ability which has 
May 1, 1903, and was buried in Woodside won him substantial honors in his profession, 
cemetery, Yarmouth. - Like his father he is a stanch Bepublican, and 

On April 34, 1851, Mr. Swift married Sarah popular in the party. 

Ann Munroe, bom Aug. 4, 1836, daughter Judge Swift married Stella N. Hobbs, and 

of John and Nancy (Phinney) Munroe, of they have one child, Paul Munroe. 
Boston and Barnstable, respectively, Mrs. 

Swift is still living, residing at the homestead HON. WILLIAM JOHNSON BULLOCK, 

with her daughter, who is tenderly caring for former State senator and former mayor of 

her in her declining years. Children as follows New Bedford, president of the State Pharma- 

were bom to this union: Hannah Chadwick, ceutical Association, and one of the best 

bom March 7, 1852, married Frank E. Chase, known and most popular citizens and business 

of Grand Hapids, Mich. ; Francis Munroe, men of New Bedford, is a native of Fall River, 

bom Dec. 18, 1853, married April 6, 1881, Mass., born Jan. 31, 1861, a direct descendant 

Hattie B. Small, and has three children, of Richard Bullock, who died at Reboboth, 

Catharine Munroe, Dorothy Campbell and Ada Mass., in 1667. 

Francis (Francis M, Swift is in the railway Hubbard M. Bullock, father of Hon. Wil- 

mail service) ; Frederick Crosby was bom Dec. liam J. Bullock, was born in New Hampshire. 

18, 1855; Theodore Winthrop, bom June 24, - He settled in Fall River, where for some years 

1861, is post office inspector and resides in he was connected with the police force as 

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captain, and later removed vith his family to the lower house of the MassachuBette AeBem- 
Franklin, Mass., where he was engaged at vari- b\y and for six years gave the city able and 
oos occupatiODB, priDcipally railroad conatruc- judicious service. In 1904 he succeeded Hon. 
tion and his trade of stonemason. In time Kufus A. Soule, now collector for the New 
he became associated with Oeoi^e H. Chapin, Bedford port, as State senator. While in the 
of Boston, in the real estate business at Frank- Senate he served on important committees, 
lin. He died in 1901, and was buried in Oak among others being chairman of the commit- 
Grove cemetery. New Bedford. He married tees on Rules, Public Health in Cities, and 
Myra Packard, who survives. Their children Fisheries and Game. Senator Bullock in Novem- 
were: William Johnson; Mina, who married ber, 1907, became the nominee of the Independ- 
William Judd; Ida, who married Frederick ent Citizens' party for the office of mayor of 
Barton, of Providence, H. I. ; and Elizabeth, New Bedford, and in the election that followed 
who married George Steere, and resides at in December he was elected by the "over- 
Providence, whelming plurality of 1,140 votes over his op- 
William Johnson Bullock attended the pnb- poneat, Thomas Thompson, a fourth time 
lie schools of Fall River and was still young candidate for that oiSce," Not only did Mr. 
when the family removed to the town of Bullock secure a large plurality over his most 
Franklin, Mass. There he began work at an formidable opponent (there being three can- 
early age, at railroad construction, in the didates in the field), but he had a majority 
bnilding of the double track railroad from over ail. Mr. Bullock has the dietinction d! 
Franklin to Walpole for the New England having polled the largest vote ever given up 
Railroad Company. Young Bullock drove a to that time to a candidate for mayor in New 
team. Later he went to Canada, locating at Bedford. On Dec. 1, 1908, Mayor Bullock 
West Famham, Quebec, where he worked for was reelected as chief executive officer of New 
two years in a sugar beet factory. Thence gb- Bedford by a plurality of 1,620. 
ing to New York, he shipped before the mast Mayor Bullock was a successful executive, 
on a schooner, and was engaged in the coast- many improvements of inestimable value to 
wise trade. Among hie shipmates was Arthur the city marking his administration. He takes 
Crowley, who is now a member of the firm of a deep interest in his city, its people and in- 
Crowley Brothers, well known ship owners, stitutions. He is a Republican in national 
He rose to the position of mate and hia voy- politics. Fraternally he belongs to New Bed- 
ages were made in the interest of the New ford Lodge, No. 73, B. P. 0. E., New Bedford 
England and West Indies trade. He later Aerie, No. 647, F. O. E., and the Improved 
sailed on steamships engaged in the coal trade. Order of Red Men. He is a member of the 
After giving up the sea he located again in State Pharmaceutical Association, of which he 
Fall River and here he began the study of is president, and of which for the past ten 
pharmacy in 1882, under Dr. J. B. Shagnon, * years he has been a delegate to the national 
attending courses of lectures on pharmacy. He organization. He attends the Episcopal 
continued in the drug business in Fall River Church. 

until 1887, when he came to New Bedford In 1889 Mr. Bullock married Ruea M. 

and became clerk in the drug store of William Howk, of Mount Pleasant, Mich. They have 

K. Christian, on Acuahnet avenue. In 1888 no children. 

he started into business for himself, becoming Mr. Bullock is a man of genial personality, 

associated with Henry A. Leonard under the who is popular with all classes, and who has 

firm name of Henry A. Leonard & Co. In the confidence of the people — a confidence 

1890 he formed a partnership with Patrick well justified by his long and honorable career 

W, Waldron, their store being located on in public life. 
Fourth and Potomac streets. Here business 

was conducted until the death of Mr. Waldron, CAPT. STURGIS CROWELL, who died 

in 1897, since which date Mr. Bullock has car- Aug. 30, 1911, was at the time of his death 

ried on the business alone. the oldest citizen of South Yarmouth, Mass., 

Aside from his business cares Mr. Bullock where he was living retired. He was for over 

has found time to devote to public life. His forty years a seafaring man, and during 

debut in politics was made in 1897, when he twenty years of that time he was master. He 

was elected to the common council to succeed rounded Cape Horn nearly twenty times. A 

Mr. Waldron, his business partner, who had native of the town of Yarmouth, he was born 

died shortly after taking office. In the fall Aug. 13, 1822, and descended from a very old 

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(I) Yelverion Crowell, the founder of this 1763. He enlisted during the Eeyolution, 
branch of the family on the Cape, is supposed serving first in the company of Capt. Elieba 
to have come from England and the name on Hedges, Gol. Nathaniel Freeman's regiment; 
the Plymouth records is Yelverton Crowe, marched from home Sept. 37, 1777; served one 
There was also a John Crowe who settled at month, four days, on secret expedition to 
Yarmouth, but there is do record to show that Rhode Island; also private in Capt. Lot 
they were brothers. Yelverton Crowe settled Crowell's company. Col. Nathaniel Freeman's 
in the town of Yarmouth in 1640. He owned regiment, service thirteen days, on alarm at 
land at West Yarmouth, part of which is still Dartmouth and Falmouth, in September, 1778. 
in the family name. His death occurred Oct. The children of Elkanah Crowell were: Pb- 
84, 1683. His wife Elizabeth died in Novem- tience, born March 12, 1783, married Joshua 
her, 1703, in West Yarmouth. Their children Hallett; Joshua, bom Not. 15, 1785, died at 
were: John, born in 1642, who married Han- sea; Rachel, born Feb. 20, 1788, married John 
nah; Edward, who married Mary Lothrop; Hailett; Betsey, born Nov, 8, 1790, married 
Samuel, who married Hannah; Thomas, horn Sears Hailett; Elkanah, horn March 12, 1793, 
in 1749, who married Deborah; and Elizabeth, married Eliza Bacon; Sally, born July 24, 
twin of Thomas, who married Samuel Mat- 1795, married William Libby; Dorcas, bora 

-thews. Nov. 29, 1797, married Timothy Lewis, Jr.; 

(II) John Crowell, son of Yelverton, waa Polly H., bom Aug. 2, 1800, married Benja- 
bom in 1642. He lived in West Yarmouth, min Berry; and Simeon, bom June 28, 1803, 

. and died Feb. 28, 1731-32. His wife, Han- married Fanny Hallett. 
nah, died Oct. 5, 1753. Their children were: (VI) Elkanah Crowell (3), son of Elkanah, 

Elizabeth, bom Aug. 3, 1682, married Benja- was born in Yarmouth March 12, 1793, and 

min Lewis; Jabez married Lydia Grops; De- made his home in West Yarmouth. He fol- 

liverance married Caleb Cook; Hannah mar- lowed a seafaring life for many years, being en- 

ried James Lovell; John married Olive Gross; gaged in the coastwise trade, and was master of 

Susannah married John Berry; Experience coasters engaged in trade and barter along the 

married Thomas Crowell ; Joseph married New England coast from New York, Phila- 

(first) Sarah Howes and (second) Annie Hal- delphia, etc., going as far south as Virginia. 

lett; Mary married Nathan Atkins; Reliance He sailed the coaster "Wankinco," which was 

married a Mr. Hatch; Mercy married Edward built at Wareham. He lived to the age of 

Downs ; Rachel married John Cowen ; Eph- ninety-two years, dying in West Yarmouth 

raim, bom Nov. 14, 1706, married Rose Gor- Dec. 30, 1885, and was buried in the West 

ham. Yarmouth cemetery. In politics he was a 

(III) Ephraim Crowell, son of John, was Whig, later a Republican. He was an attend- 
born Nov. 14, 1706, and lived in West Bara- ant of the Congregational Church. He mar- 
stable. He married March 4, 1731, Rose Gor- ried Dec. 7, 1820, Eliza Bacon, horn Dec. 6, 
ham, who died March 19, 1781. He died in 1799, daughter of Oris and Abigail (Sturgis) 
September, 1795. Their children were : Bacon. Their children were : Sturgis, bom Aug. 
Simeon, born in 1731 (married Sarah Hallett i3_ 1322, married (first) Emily Baker, and 
Jan. 17, 1757); John (niarried Annie White) ; (g^cond) Susan J. Baker; Joshua, bom Sept. 
Betty; Hannah (married Abner Crowell); jq i824, married Survina E. Cook Dec. 16, 
Anme (married David Matthews); Thankful ,„' j 3 ■, . ., ,. 1, nr- n . «.. 
(married Daniel Crowell); Ephnlim; Henry, Htl' ""f ^^^"^ "* Monticel]o,.Wis., Oct 29, 
who died May 18, 1760, aged thirteen years; ^^^^' Francis, bora Sept. 27, 1826, died m 
and Benjamin. West Yarmouth Nov. 23, 1905 (he was a gold 

(IV) Simeon Crowell, son of Ephraim, was prospector in Australia, but lost his eyesight 
bom in West Yarmouth Oct. 17, 1731. He and returned to make his home in West Yar- 
married Jan. 17, 1757, Sarah Hallett, and mouth) ; Elkanah, bora Feb. 2, 1829, married 
their children were: Elkanah, bom Nov. 19, Susan Crowell Jan. 18, 1853; Isaiah, bom 
1757, married Bethia Hallett; Isaiah, bom July*4, 1832, married Mercy B. Crowell Feb. 
Aug. 10, 1762, died Sept. 80, 1862, aged 100 34, 1857, and died in West Yarmouth May 30, 
years, one month, eleven days; Desire married 1908 (she died June 25, 1908) ; Eliza Ann, 
(first) John Lewis and (second) Thomas born Oct. 19, 1834, married Francis K. Studley 
Shivrock; Mehitable married Samuel Taylor. Feb. 9, 1858, and resides at Monroe, Wis. ; Abi- 

(V) Elkanah Crowell, son of Simeon, borp gail Bacon, born Dee. 14, 1836, died unmarried 
in the town of Yarmouth Nov. 19, 1757, mar- Oct. 16, 1903; Oris Bacon, bora Aug. 16, 
ried Bethia Hallett, who was bom Feb. 5, 1839, who died June 28, 1901, in West Yar- 



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mouth, married May 14, 1867, Adeline F. and in 1865 he made his next voyage .from 
Wood. New York to San Francisco, from there sail- 
(VII) Sturgis Crowell, son of Elkanah (2), ing to HoDg Kong, from there to Batavia, and 
obtained his education in the local school. He back to New York. In 1868 he made his next 
took up B seafaring life at the early age of ten, trip from New York to San Francisco with a 
going as cook with his father on the coaster load of wheat, and mailed from there to Hong 
"Wankinco" in the year 1832 to Cape Ann, Kong, from that port to Manila, thence re- 
where they loaded fish for Boston and New turning to New York, He again sailed for 
York. He continued as cook on his father's San Francisco in 1869, from there to Mazatlan, 
vessel until 1834, and worked in other capaci- Mexico, and from there to Altata, Mexico, re- 
ties until hia father sold that vessel. When turning thence to New York. In 1870 he be- 
thirteen j'ears of age he shipped on board- the came master of the ship "Belvidere," under the 
topsail schooner "Convoy," Zadock Crowell, same owner. He sailed from Boston to St. 
master, going to Halifax, N, S., with a load of John's, Newfoundland, and from that port to 
fish and returning with a load of plaster. He Liverpool, returning to Savannah, Ga., where 
stayed on that schooner during 1835-36-37, and he loaded cotton for Liverpool. He shipped 
his next vessel was a sloop of which Benjamin 19,000 bales of cotton, the largest shipment 
Crowell was master, going from Boston to Nor- ever made on a vessel up to that time. Sailing 
wich. Conn., where lumber -was loaded for back to Liverpool with his freight, he went 
ChatJiam, Masf. In 1838 he shipped before from there to Manila, Philippine Islands, and 
the mast on the "Fancy," Capt, Lysander while there, in 1872, a mutiny broke out 
Chase, master, aud sailed from Boston to New among the crew, and he found it necessary to 
York with a load of dry goods. Returning discharge them and ship Malays to take the 
home he spent that winter at school and the ship home. After this voyage he retired from 
following spring shipped on the schooner the sea and settled down to ijuiet life at South 
"Star," and also sailed on the brig "Jolephine" Yarmouth, where for upwards of thirty years 
and other vessels engaged in the coastwise he lived retired. He made his home with his 
trade. In 1849 he became mate on the ship wife ' and daughters. Captain Crowell had a 
"Angelique," Captain Windsor, owner, and creditable record for honesty and integrity, 
made his first trip around the Horn from New On June 24, 1858, Mr. Crowell married 
York to San Francisco, and he sailed on that (first) Emily Baker, daughter of Elisha and 
vessel, also the "Boston Light," of which he Polly Baker, and they had one child, Elisha 
became master in the year 1861, the owner Baker, who died at the age of thirteen years, 
being Henry S. Hallett, of Boston. He sailed He married (second) Nov. 17, 1874, Susan 
for that owner for a number of years. His J. Baker, horn in Hudson, N. Y., daughter of 
first trip as master was from New York to San Freeman and Patience N. (Baker) Baker, and 
Francisco, from there to Honolulu and to granddaughter of Freeman and Rebecca 
McKean Island, from there to Mauritius (Isle (Eldridge) Baker and of John and Patience 
of France). He sailed on the same vessel from (Nickerson) Baker. Mrs. Crowell is a woman 
Port Louis, Mauritius, in 1862, to Calcutta, of refinement and much devoted to her home. 
and then to Hong Kong, from there to Wham- The children of the second union are: (1) 
poa, and finally to Bombay. Because of the Alice M., who was educated in the public and 
Civil war and the Rebel ships capturing Amer- high schools of Yarmouth and Hyannis State 
ican vessels in the Pacific ocean, he was in- normal school, was a student in the first class 
structed by his owner to dispose of his vessel, of that school, graduating in 1901, after which 
the "Boston Light," at Bombay, in 1863, which she taught school in the Pennsylvania School 
he did, selling her for £5,000 aud re- for the Blind at Philadelphia for two years, 
turning home by steamer. He again became In 1903 she entered Cornell University, and 
master, of the ship "Volunteer," William F. graduated with the degree of B. A. in 1906, 
Weld, owner. He made another voyage from during this time teaching the model school at 
New York to San Francisco, and while round- Willimantic, Conn., for one year. After leav- 
ing the Horn lost his rudder and drifted about ing Cornell she became a teacher in the Hyan- 
for thirty days. After arriving at San Fran- nis high school until 1909, when because of the 
Cisco he sailed thence to Mazatlan, and then illness of her father she gave up teaching, and 
back to New York, and from there to Altata, has since devoted her time and attention to 
Mexico. He then turned the "Volunteer" the care of her father. (2) Annie S. attended 
over to his mate, and became master of the ship the public and high school of Yarmouth, also 
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ing in 190S. In 1905 she became a student ship "Fair Wind," of which he wae captain 

at Columbia tJniTerBity and took the degree until 1865. She was owned by Henry S. Hal- 

of B. S. in 1906. She is now a teacher in the lett, of Boston. He made the trip to San 

Hyannis State nonnal school. Francisco to engage in the China trade, and 

Captain Crowell was the oldest living man then returned home to become part owner of 

in the town of Yarmouth, and as such held the the schooner "C. E. Rosenberry,"' in which 

gold-headed walking cane given by the Po»t he followed the Atlantic coast trade for two 

of Boston — one to the oldest living man in years and lost her in the Gulf of Mexico, 

each town in New England. The Captain was He then, in July, 1867, became master of the 

one of the last surviving sea captains who were ship "National Eagle," of Boston, making the 

the pride of American commerce fifty years voyage from New York to San Francisco and 

ago. return, coming hack in July, 1868. lo 1869 

(VII) Capt. Elkanah Ckowell, son of El- he took charge of the ship "Galatea," owned 
kanah (2) and brother of Capt. Sturgis Cro- by William F. Weld & Co., of Boston, in which 
well, of South Yarmouth, was bom in West he went to San Francisco, thence to Hong 
Yarmouth, Mass., Feb. 2, 1829. He attended Kong, and then to Iloilo, Philippine Islands, 
the local school and worked at home until he from there returning to New York, Then he 
was seventeen, when he made his first sea bought an interest in the ship "Carrie Read," 
voyage on the eighty-ton schooner owner by his which was owned by Samuel G. Bead, of Bos- 
father, the "Wankinco," which was commanded ton, and became its master in January, 1871, 
by Capt. Zadock Crowell. He went in her as and in her he made continuous voyages, in 
cook. She was engaged in trade and barter 1876 going to India, China, etc., and selling 
along the Atlantic coast, and after staying her in Liverpool. Betuming home he with 
with her for two years, he was in 1848 with Capt. William H. Besse, of Warehara, built the 
the schooner "Susan," owned hy Capt. Henry bark "G. C. Toby," at Bath, JIaine, and com- 
Bray of Yarmouth. He went as mate of the manded her for six years, going to the Pacific 
vessel, from Boston for Alexandria, Va., and coast, thence to China, Japan and other far 
bound into New York. The Captain proceeded eastern ports. On this ship Captain Crowell 
to the West Indies, where he was taken sick took the first cargo of railroad material to 
and died. Captain Crowell returned from New Otarunai, a port on the island of Yesso, Japan, 
York and attended school during that season, comprising twenty miles of railroad material, 
and in 1850 he shipped before the mAst, ship- engines, locomotives, ete. She was the first 
ping with nine other Cape Cod boys on the American sailing vessel that ever entered that 
ship "Herbert," Capt. Bangs Hallett, and port. After returning home he made a trip 
making the trip to San Francisco with general on the steamer "George S. Homer," in which 
freight. From there she sailed to Calcutta, he had an interest, and made the voyage to 
Captain Crowell returning to Boston as second the Pacific coast, returning to New York in 
officer on the ship. He then went as second 1884. His last voyage to sea as commander 
mate on the bark "What Cheer," of Providence, was in the "George S. Homer." He retired 
and was on her two years on different voyages from the sea and returned home to West Yar- 
to the straits. In 1853 he became first mate mouth, where he became interested in the busi- 
of the clipper ship "Spitfire," owned by Gray ness affairs of the town. He succeeded Peleg 
& Stanwood, of Boston. She made the trip Akin as vice president of the Savings Bank 
to San Francisco, thence to Callao and back of South Yarmouth when Mr. Akin became 
again to Hampton Roads and New York. In its president; on the death of Dr. Piteher, of 
1854 Captain Crowell became mate of the "Bos- Hyannis, Mr, Crowell succeeded him as vice 
ton Light," owned by Henry S, Hallett, Cap- president of the National Bank of Hyannis, 
tain Callagen, master. They made the voyage which position he fills to-day. In 1894 he 
to San Francisco, thence to Sydney, Australia, located at Hyannis, moving his house to that 
Hong Kong and Shanghai, returning to New town, and there he now resides. 
York with a load of tea. In 1856 he became In politics Captain Crowell is a stanch Re- 
commander of the "Boston Light," sailing to publican, and has served the town of Yarmouth 
Melbourne, Australia, thence to Calcutta, and in the State Legislature, being elected in 1898, 
continued master of that ship four years, dur- served two years, being reelected in 1893. He 
ing which time he was engaged in the East served on the committee on Prisons and com- 
India and China trade, carrying freight and mitee on the State House, The Captain at- 
passengcrs to San Francisco. He returned tends the Universaliet Church and is a mem- 
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filled all the offices, including those of preei- (VI) Zenas Crowell (2), son of Zenae, mar- 
dent and trea^iirer. ried Jenieha Lewis, and t^elr children were: 

Captain Crowell married Jan. 18, 1853, in Pauline, bom Sept. 28, 1815, is deceased; 

West Yarmouth, Susan, daughter of Zenas and Julia AJin, born July 15, 1817, married El- 

Jenisha (Lewis) Crowell. She died Feb. 28, nathan Baker Feb. 9, 1841, and died Feb. 13, 

1908, at her home in Hyannis, after a mar- 1890; Henrietta, bom Jan. 6, 1819, married 

ried life of fiftj-five years. She was buned Ebenezer Baker June 19, 1838, and died June 

in Hyannifi cemetery. A tme wife and mother, 9, 1872; Zenas Edwin, bom Dec. 3, 1830, 

she was much beloved by all and her lose was married Teresa Eldredge Nov. 36, 1843, and 

greatly felt To this couple were bom three died May 10, 1886; Almond, bom Nov. 6, 

children : One bom Feb. 9, 1861, at sea, died 1822, married Eleanor Hallett Nov. 28, 1849, 

the same year; Emily C, bom May 24, 1863, and was lost at sea in March, 1864; Eugene, 

was married March 8, 1887, to Dr. Edward bora Nov. 19, 1824, married Betsey Lewis July 

Everett Hawes, of Hyannis, where they re- 30, 1847, and "died Sept. 28, 1853; Milton, 

side; Elkanah Lincoln, bom Nov. 29, 1865, bom Nov. 24, 1829, married Sarah E. Sears 

died Jan. 29, 1867. in July, 1857, and died Dec. 7, 1891 ; Susan, 

Mrs. Elkanah Crowell was also a descendant bom Oct. 30, 1831, married Elkanah Crowell, 

of (I) Yelverton Crowell through his son Jan. 18, 1853, and died Feb. 28, 1908; a 

(II) Thomas, bom May 9, 1649, who married child bom Sept. 28, 1833, died Sept. 28, 1833; 
Deborah, their children being: Isaac (mar- Octavius, bora Jan. 25, 1835, died Oct. 15, 
ried Euth), Yelverton and Jonathan (twins), 1838; Mary Sears was bom July 10, 1837; 
Mary (who married Nathan Bassett), Seth a child, twin to Mary Sears, died July 10, 
(married Mercy Nickerson), Deborah (who 1837; Octavius (2), bom July 7, 1840, mar- 
raarried Ebenezer Parker), Thomas (married ried Melissa Sherman Jan. 31, 1876, and died 
Experience Crowell), Thankf»U (who married Jan. 9, 1903; a son bom Aug. 3, 1843, died 
John Lewis), Ebenezer (bom May 30, 1698, Sept. 22, 1843. 

died 1771; married Mary Gorham in 1734), 

and Elisha (bom April 32, 1700, who mar- 
ried first, Alice Godfrey and second, Eemem- (VII) Isaiah Crowell, son of Elkanah (2) 

ber Luce). and Eliza (Bacon) Crowell, and brother of 

(III) Ebenezer Crowell, son of Thomas, Capts. Sturgis and Elkanah Crowell, was bom 
bora May 30, 1698, married July 2, 1724, in West Yarmouth July 4, 1832. He attended 
Mary Gorham, and died Aug. 18, 1771. Their the local school of his district, from the age 
children were: James, born June 11, 1725; of ten until he was seventeen, only attending 
Temperance, who married Joseph Crowell; Eb- winter school. Like his brothers Sturgis and 
enezer, who died Jan. 7, 1753 ; Daniel, who mar- Elkanah, he began a seafaring life early, go- 
ried Thankful Crowell ; Desire, who married ing as cook at the age of sixteen in his father's 
Josiah Thatcher; Edmond, who married Me- vessel, the "Wankinco," under Capt. Zadock 
hitabel Baxter; Duty, who married Edmund Crowell. This was in 1848, and later he sailed 
Bray; Thankful, who married Elnathan Lewis; before the mast in the same vessel. In 1850 
Gorham, bom June 4, 1747; and Mercy, who he shipped before the mast on the bark 
married Stephen Crowell. "Eagle," Capt. Joshua Crowell, his brother, 

(IV) Gorham Crowell, son of Ebenezer, was being master. In 1851 he shipped on the 
bom in West Yarmouth June 4, 1747- He brig "China," Capt. Abel Oliver, master, and 
married Dec. 39, 1769, Bethiab Bray, who in June of the same year he shipped on the 
died Jan. 27, 1830. He died Aug. 22, 1819. bark "Messenger" nnder Capt. Freeman Doane. 
Their children were : Zenaa, bom Aug. 26, They sailed from New London, Conn., to 
1771, married Susanna Bliss Jan. 22, 1795; Honolulu, with a load of barrel staves, re- 
Mary married Thomas Crowell ; Betsey mar- turning to New London with a load of whale- 
ried Winthrop Sears; Ebenezer was drowned; bone, value of the cargo being over $1,000,000. 
Bethiah married (first) Jacob Parker and (sec- In 1858 he became second mate of the bark 
ond) Hartson Hallett; Gorham married Let- "Palmento," Capt. John Rowland, making the 
tice Taylor; David married Desire Hallett; voyage to England and to Antwerp, and re- 
George died young; George (2) married Olive tuming to Boston. In October, 1852, he 
Hallett; one daughter died young. shipped as second mate on the ship "Alez- 

(V) Zenas Croweil, son of Gorham, was anaer," under Capt. Alexander Baxter, sailing 
bom Aug. 26, 1771. He married Jan. 23, from Boston to Melbourne, Australia, with a 
1795, Susanna BUsp. general cargo, and from there to Calcutta, 

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■where they loaded rubber and linseed ciU. They mlssioner. He was buried in Woodside cem- 
returned by way of Cape Horn to Boston, etery, in West Yarmouth, 
where they arrived in November, 1853. On Mr. Crowell married Feb. 24, 1857, Mercy 
Feb. 8, 1854, he became second officer, at Baker Crowell, daughter of Capt. Zadock and 
$70 per month, of the ship "Neptune," the Mercy D. (Baker) Crowell. She died June 
largest clipper ship in the American waters, 25, 1908, after a. happy married life of fifty- 
her capacity being 1,800 tons. She was com- one years. She was also buried in the Wood- 
nianded by Captain Paterson, and sailed from side cemetery. Both were members o'f the 
New York to San Francisco in ninety-seven Congregational Church, and Mr. Crowell was 
days. He next shipped at San Francisco as superintendent of the Sunday school, also 
second mate on the ship "Charmer," Capt. treasurer and trustee of the society. Their 
Isaac Lucas, sailing to New York, carrying children were: Lewis Francis died in infancy; 
the first load of wheat ever shipped from the Francis Bacon died young; Joshua F. resides 
Colden Gate to New York. In-October, 1855, in West Yarmouth; Amelia Hall died in in- 
he became first officer on the "Charmer," sail- fancy; Thomas S, resides in Yarmouth Fort; 
ing to Hong Kong and then to Canton, China, one child died in infancy; Isaiah W. residea 
where they loaded tea and mattings, arriving in Winthrop, Massachusetts, 
in New York in January, 1857. The follow- 
ing June he shipped on the ship "Contest," FRANKLIN GIFFORD ARNOLD, of 
Capt, Winthrop Sears, sailing from New York Swansea, Mass., is a descendant of two of the 
to San Francisco and from there to Callao, oldest families of Rhode Island, tracing his 
where they loaded for Manila, in September, lineage from Gov, Benedict Arnold and Sur- 
1858, rounding the Cape of Good Hope, and geon John Greene. His Arnold line is as fol- 
going on to St. Helena, arriring in Boston in lows : 

August, 1859. His next voyage was as mate (I) Gov, Benedict Arnold, of Rhode Island, 

of the ship "John Tucker," in 1859, to San (II) Caleb Arnold, born Dec. 19, 1644, died' 

Francisco, where they landed in April, 1860, Feb. 9, 1719. On June 10, 1666, he married 

sailed from there to Callao and the Chincha Abigail Wilbur. 

islands, loaded guano and returned to Balti- (HI) Samuel Arnold was bom in 1679. 

more. He shipped as mate in 1861 on the (IV) Joseph Arnold, son of Samuel, died 

bark "Eagle," Capt. Charles F. Baker, and in 1776. He married Abigail Giflord Nov. 23, 

sailed in May, 1861, from New York to Cu- 1732, and (second) Hannah Giflord in August, 

racao. After his return he became a mate 1737. 

on the school ship "Massachusetts," sailing (V) Edmund Arnold married Abby Himes, 

along the Atlantic coast. He then became first and their children were: Edmund, Mary, 

mate on the "Fairwind," his brother Capt. John, Charles, Joseph, Nabby, Hannah, Samuel, 

Elkanah being master, and he continued on Sheffield and Dorcas. 

that ship until 1865, when he became mate (VI) John Arnold, bom in North Kingston, 

on the ship "Hornet," Captain Harding, which R. I,, in 1778, married in 1800 Sarah Sher- 

was his last trip to sea. He gave up the sea- man, who was born in 1771, and died in 1841. 

faring life in 1865, and settled down in South Their children were all born in E.teter, R. I., 

Yarmouth, engaging in the general store busi- as follows: Abby, March 1, 1801; Lucy, May 

. ness. He formed a partnership with Ezekiel 27, 1803; George, Nov, 26, 1803; Edmund, 

H, Matthews and they conducted the business Feb. 13. 1805; Mar}-. July 23, 1806; John, 

successfully for some time. Then he removed Jan. 9, 1809 ; Marimba, April 10, 1811 ; Stephen, 

to West Yarmouth, where he conducted a gen- Feb. 18, 1813; Sarah A., March 31, 1815. 

eral store until 1893, at which time he sold John Arnold spent the early part of his life 

out and retired, however continuing to reside^ in Exeter, but passed his iast years with his 

in West Yarmouth, where his death occurred son Edmund, at Portsmouth, R. L, and later 

May 30, 1908. in Swansea, where he died in June, 1865. His 

Mr. Crowell was a man well known and wife preceded him to the grave by many years, 

respected. Domestic in his tastes and devoted (VII) Deacon Edmund Arnold was bom in 

to his home and family, he was deeply moiirned, Exeter, R. L, Feb. 13, 1805, and spent his 

and his death was a great loss to all who knew boyhood and early school days tiiere. From 

him. He was a Republican in politics and 1832 to 1865 he resided on the big Hoppin 

served on the school committee for several farm in Portsmouth, R, I,, in 1865 removing 

years. He was also postmaster of West Yar- to Swansea and buying a farm on Gardners 

mouth for some time, and served as road com- Neck, a half mile south of the village of Swan- 



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sea. A few years before hia death he removed 14, 1881, Angeline Haile Wood, daughter of 

to that village. He was active in the aSairs Nathan M. and Abby M. (Kingsley) Wood. 

of the Christian Church, in both Portsmouth The following children were bom to them: 

and Swansea, and for many years was deacon Edmund Kingsley, June Z7, 1884 (graduated 

«f the church in Swansea ; he always took great from Brown University, 1904, taught in 

interest in the town affairs. On Jan. 1, ISZ'Z, Bridgeport, Conn., and was teacher of Latin 

he married, in Coventry, E. I., Sally Jenckes and instructor in athletics in college in Hon- 

Greene, bom June 18, 1812, who died Aug. 17, olulu ; he is now in the hardware business in 

1864. His death occurred May 27, 1893. The Providence, H. I.) ; Mary Wood, Oct. 30, 1886 

record of their children is as follows: James (graduated at Pembroke in 1908 and is en- 

E., bom July 29, 1833, died Sept. 13, 1874, gaged as teacher in the Derby Academy, Hing- 

married Mary M. Dawley; Samuel Greene, ham, Mass.) ; Preston Franklin, Oct, 84, 1893; 

bom Feb. 9, 1835, is mentioned below; Wil- Isabel Greene, July 24, 1895. 

liam H., bom April 22, 1837, now residing (IXl Arthur Edmund Arnold married 

in Newport, E. I., married Amarintha Tall- Eloise Kingsley Wood, daughter of Nathan M. 

man and (second) Euth Hazard; John H., and Abby M. (Kingsley) Wood, Their chil- 

bom April 4, 1839, married Lois Anthony, re- dren are: Howard Samuel, bora July 13, 

sides in Cambridge, Mass., and is librarian 1889; Abby Almy, Dec. 10, 1891; Nathan 

at Harvard Law School; Sarah G., bom April Wood, Feb. 14, 1893; George Albert, Oct. 3, 

26, 1841, died May 29, 1899, married Charles 1894. 

Field; Abby M. was bom March 26, 1844; 

Willard N., bom Jan. 14, 1846, married 

Amanda Eggleston and resides in Fall Eiver; Greeme. Mr. Arnold's Greene lineage is as 

<5eorge A., bom Feb. 36, 1850, died Dec. 29, follows: (I) John Greene, an English sur- 

1894, married Emma Veazie; Mary S., bom geon, son of Eichard and Mary (Hooker) 

June 9, 1856, died Feb. 23, 1868. Greene, grandson of Eichard Greene and great- 

(VIII) Samuel Greene Arnold, son of Dea- grandson of Eobert Greene, was bora on his 
«on Edmund Arnold, was bom in Portsmouth, father's estate at Bowridge Hill, in the parish 
E. I., Feb. 9, 1835. In 1856 he married Han- of Gillingham, County of Dorset, England, 
nah H. Gifford, daughter of George Gifford. about 1590. His forefathers had been residents 
For a number of years Mr. Arnold engaged of Bowridge Hill for nearly a hundred years 
in farming' in Portsmouth, removing thence before him, and Eobert Greene it seems probable 
to the Hillside Stock Farm, in Swansea, owned was descended from a younger branch of the 
by the late Frank S. Stevens. He remained powerful and wealthy family of Greenes of 
there, managing the farm, for seven years, go- Northamptonshire. This Surgeon John Greene 
ing thence to the Thomas Wood place, at that had early removed to Samm (Salisbury), the 
time owned by Leander Gardner. After six county town of Wiltshire, where, at St. 
years he removed to the place just south of Thomas's Church, Nov. 4, 1619, he was mar- 
the village, on the Fall Eiver road, where he ried to Joanne Tattershall, who was the mother 
resided the rest of his life, dying Jan. 5, 1902. of all hig children, seven in number, and all 

In March, 1891, Mr. Arnold was elected of whom were baptized at St. Thomas's Church. 

selectman and continued to serve in that office Mr. Greene here lived and followed his profes- 

until March, 1901, He was chairman of the sion for sixteen years, when, in 1635, with 

board from 1896 to 1901. In the spring ef his wife and six children, he sailed in ttie 

1901 he was chosen sealer of weights and mea- ship "James" for New England, arriving in 

fiures. Mr. Arnold was a charter member of Boston June 3d of that year. He first settled 

Oakland Lodge, No. 32, I. 0. 0. F., South in Salem, where he was a88ociate<l with Eoger 

Portsmouth, B. I., and helped to build the Williams, purchasing or building a house there, 

hall for the society. He was also a charter but soon after Mr. Williams's flight from Salem 

member of Dorothy Brown Eebekah Lodge (1636) he sold it, and joining Williams at 

of Swansea. The children of Samuel Greene Providence secured his hom« lot No. 15, on 

and Hannah H. (Gifford) Arnold were: the main street. Surgeon Greene was one of 

Franklin Gifford, Arthur E., Lois E. (mar- the eleven men baptized by Roger Williams 

ried John Wood), Abby A. (deceased, married and one of the twelve original members of the 

Preston H, Gardner) and Charles (who died First Baptist Church on the continent, or- 

in infancy). ganized at Providence. E. I. He was the first 

(IX) Franklin Gifford Arnold, born Sept. proflSsional medical man in Providence Plan- 
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the family's removal to Bhode Island aad early days of the Republic. The interests of 

Surgeon Ureene married (second) Alice Dan- the forge "were enhanced by the revival after 

iels, a widow, and in 1642-43 they removed to peace existed between England and her eman- 

Warwick, E. I. After the death of his wife cipated colonies, and this became the pioneer 

Alice, he married (third) in London, Eng- of the more extensive works on the Pawtuxet 

land, about 1644, Phiilipa, who returned with river, near the western border of the Warwick, 

him to Warwick, R. I., in 1S46. The third known as 'the Forge'." The place at Potow- 

Mrs. Greene died March 11, 1687, in Warwick, omut, where James Greene resided until his 

Surgeon Greene made the first purchase death, was the birthplace of his great-grand- 

by the English of land in Warwick, R. I., to son, the highly distiugulBhed Nathaniel Greene, 

whom was deeded the tract of land (700) acres, of the Revolutionary army, and the residence 

Oct. 11, 1643, called Occupasuetuxet by the of his descendants for more than two hundred 

chief sachem of the Narragansetts and the years. He died "at his mansion in Potow- 

local sachem of Pawtuxet, and upon it was omut," April 27, 1698, in the seventy-second 

an actual resident in September, 1644. His year of his age. The children of the first 

family held it for 120 and more years, when marriage of James Greene were : James, Mary, 

it was sold, Oct. 6, 1762, by his great-great- Elisha and Sarah; and of the second marriage: 

grandchildren. Surgeon Greene was a promi- Peter, Elizabeth, John, Jabez, David, John and 

nent man in the public affairs of the town and Susanna. 

Colony and enjoyed the confidence and respect (HI) James Greene (2), son of James, was 
of his associates through a long and active po- born June 1, 1649, and married Jan. 29, 
litical life, holding office almost continuously 1688-89, Mary, daughter of Capt. John and 
until the summer before his death, when he Margaret Fones, of N'ewport, Jamestown and 
declined to accept the office of commissioner. Kingstown, he a prominent planter of Kings- 
He died and was buried at Conimicut, Warwick, town. Mr. Greene resided at Nasaauket, in 
the first week in January, 1659. His children tlie t«wn of Warwick, R. I., where he built a 
were: John, Peter, Richard, James, Thomas, home in the year 1687 that was still stand- 
Jane and Mary. ing in 1887. He was admitted a freeman 

(II) James Greene, "of Potowomut," was of the Colony June 26, 1683. He was deputy 

baptized June 21, 1626, and came to New Eng- from Warwick in 1696. He died March 12, 

land with his parents. He married (first) 1712, and was buried in bis father's burial 

about 1658 Deliverance, bom in 1637, daughter ground at Old Warwick. His widow died 

of Robert Potter and wife Isabel. (Robert March 20, 1721. Their children were : Fones, 

Potter was the ancestor of Bishop Potter, of James, Mary, Daniel, Elisha, Deliverance, 

New York and Pennsylvania.) She died in Mary (2), John, Jeremiah and Samuel. 

1664, and he married (second) Aug. 3, 1665, (IV) Fones Greene, bom March 23, 1689- 

Elizabeth, daughter of John and Susannah 90, married (first) March 15, 1710-11, Dinah, 

Anthony, of Portsmouth, H. I. She died in daughter of Sampson and Dinah Batty (or 

1698. James Greene was made a freeman Beatty), of Jamestown, R. I. She was drowned 

of Warwick and Providence Plantations in March 21, 1710-11, only six days after her 

1647, and resided at Old Warwick. He was marriage, by the upsetting of a boat in going 

a member of the General Assembly of the from Newport to JamestowTi. He married 

Colony, being commissioner imder the first (second) Feb, 29, 1712, Rebecca, daughter of 

charter and deputy and assistant under the Henry and Rebecca Tibbitts, of North Kings-* 

second (1663) for ten years, between 1660 and town, R. I., who died Feb. 18, 1765, in the 

1675. He was considered a man of much prac- seventy-first year of her age. He was deputy 

tical sagacity. On tlie outbreak of the Indian from Warwick in May, 1724. He resided in 

war, 1675-76, the inhabitants of Warwick left the house which he inherited, which was built 

the town and Mr. Greene fled to Portsmouth, by his father in 1687. He died July 29, 1758. 

and in 1684, having made purchases of War- His children were: James, bora Dec. 2, 1713; 

wick land, he removed to Potowomut, where Dinah, bora Dec. 24, 1715; Job, born Aug. 

was an ancient mill, and built his home on 8, 1717; Thomas, born Nov. 22, 1719; Mary, 

the hill near the west bank of the river, over- bora March 18, 1723 ; and Fones, bom July 29, 

looking the beautiful lake which furnished the 1727. 

water power for the forge which his grandsons (V) Job Greene, bora Aug. 8, 1717, mar- 

(sons of Jabez) established for making anchors ried May 30, 1745, Mercy, born Oct. 31, 1725, 

and other forms of iron work. This became daughter of William and Sarah (Medbury) 

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fanner and owned and resided at the Fonea tions in the order named and in detail follow. 
Greene farm in Coventry. The house which (I) Gov. William Bradford of the Ply- 
be built wag occupied by his descendants for mouth Colony was bom in 1588, son of Wil- 
about one hundred and fifty years. Mr. Greene liam and Alice (Hanson) Bradford, of Auster- 
vas prominent in military affairs during the field, England, and grandson of William 
Sevolation. He died March 39, 1798, in bis Bradford. His father dying in 1591, he was 
eighty-first year. His widow died April 8, then cared for by his grandfather Bradford 
1800, in her seventy-fifth year; both were until his death in 1596, and later by his uncle 
buried on the old farm nearly opposite the Robert Bradford, the latter of whom was a 
old house. Their children were: Job, bom resident of the village of Scrooby, England. 
Aug. 7, 1746; Mary, bom in 1747, who died He united with the church where Revs. Clif- 
when young; William, bom Jan. 15, 1748; ton and Robinson preached and was soon one 
Mary, bom Feb. 15, 1752; Fones, born Sept. of the "Separatists," and became a leader 
6, 1754; Stephen, bora Jan. 9, 1757; Rebecca, among them. In time he went with the cora- 
bom in 1759; Mercy, bom in 1762; Daniel, munity which migrated to Holland and was 
born in 1764, who died when yoimg; John, one of the most influential among them. He 
bom March 15, 1767; Samuel, born April 13, married in Amsterdam, Holland, Dec. 9, 1613, 
1769; and Xancy, mentioned in her father's Dorothy May, he being at the time twenty- 
will, three and she sixteen. In 1620 they went to 

(VI) Samuel Greene, born April 13, 1769, England and in September of that same year 
died March 16, 1865. On July 14, 1793, he sailed from Plymouth, with the first company 
married Barbara Sheldon, daughter of Capt. of Pilgrims in the "Mayflower," and reached 
James Sheldon. She was horn Aug. 24, 1770, Cape Cod harbor in New England in Novem- 
and died March 12, 1843. Children: Nabby her following. While they were at anchor, 
Aim, bom May 5, 1794; James S., Feb. 25, and when Mr. Bradford was absent, his wife 
1800 ; John W., May 10, 1802 ; Samuel W., Dorothy fell overboard and was drowned. He 
May 18, 1804; Nabby Ann (2), July 2, 1806; subsequently married (second) Mrs. Alice 
Sally Jenckes, June 18, 1812, Mr. Greene's Southworth, widow of Edward, and daughter 
second marriage was to Mary Lippitt. He of Alexander Carpenter, of Wrentham, Eng- 
lived in Coventry, R. I., and engaged in farm- land, 

inff all his life. He was very active in the From the veiy beginning of affairs at Ply- 
affairs of that town, holding many of the town mouth Mr. Bradford's part in the fortunes of 
offices. the community was important and powerful. 

(VII) Sally Jenckes Greene, bom in Coven- Soon after the first governor — William Carver 
try, R. I., June 18, 1812, married Jan. 1, 1832, —died, Bradford was elected to the ofGce, 
Deacon Edmund Amold, and they became *the which he held by annual election until his 
parents of death, excepting the years 1633, 1634, 1636, 

(VIII) Samuel Greene Araold, father of 1638 and 1644. He died May 9, 1657. His 

(IX) Franklin Gifford Araold. widow Alice died March 26, 1670. His chil- 

dren, the eldest only bom to his first wife, 

CORNELIUS FRANCIS BRADFORD, were: John; William, born June '17, 1624; 

late of Plymouth, for years a member of the. Mercy; and Joseph, bom in 1630. 

firm of Bradford & Morton and later of Brad- (II) Maj. William Bradford (2), son of 

ford, Kyle & Co., was long prominent in the Gov. William, born June 17, 1624, married 

industrial life of his town and a substantial (first) Alice, daughter of Thomas Richard, of 

man of his community. His' keen foresight Weymouth, who died in 1671, aged forty-four 

and ability were the principal factors in the years, and he married (second) Widow Wis- 

building up of the bnsineBS with which he was well, and (third) Mrs. Mary, daughter of 

identified and which was so successful. Mr. John Atwood, of Plymouth, and the widow of 

Bradford was bom in Plymouth March 4, Rev. John Holmes, of Dusbury. She died in 

1845. This Plymouth Bradford family de- 1714-15. Mr. Bradford removed to Kingston, 

scends from a Maine branch of the ancient Mass.; was assistant, deputy governor, and 

Gov. William Bradford family of Plymouth, chief military officer of Plymouth Colony. He 

From Gov. William Bradford, of the "May- died Feb. 20, 1693. His children were: John 

flower," 1620, the descent of Cornelius Francis (horn Feb. 20, 1653), William (bom March 

Bradford of Plymouth is through Maj. Wil- 11, 1655), Thomas, Samuel, Alice, Hannah, 

liam, Israel, Joshua, Cornelius, Comelius (2) Mercy, Metetiah, Mary, Sarah, Joseph, Israel, 

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(III) Israel Bradford, son of Maj. William, at Salem and Beverly; and she through her 
married Sarah Bartlett, of Duxbury, daughter mother of Abraham Sampson, supposedly 
of Benjamin and Sarah (Brewster) Bartlett, brother of Henry Sampson, who came in the 
granddaughter of Eobert and Mary (Warron) "Mayflower," 1620; from whom her descent ia 
Bartlett, and great-granddaughter of Richard through George and Elizabeth Sampson of 
Warren and of Elder William Brewster, of the Plympton, William and Joanna (VaughaB) 
"Mayflower." Israel and Sarah Bradford Sampson, of Plympton and Middleboro, Zil- 
lived in Kingston, and their children were: pha (Sampson) and Joseph Bryant, of Plymp- 
Ruth, born Dec. 11, 1703, who died in -that ton, and Ruth (Bryant) and William Shaw, 
year; Bathsheba, bom Nov. 8, 1704; Ben- of Middleboro. Capt. Joseph M. Bradford 
jamin, born Oct. 17, 1705; Abner, born Dec. died Oct. 15, 1851, at Zanesville, 111., where 
25, 1707; Joshua, born June 23, 1710; Icha- his wife died Feb. 6, 1853. They had children 
bod, bom Sept. 22, 1713; and Elisha, born as follows: Adreanna, born Dee. 23, 1839, 
March 26, 1718. died March 17, 1-850; Joseph Edgar, bom Jan. 

(IV) Joshua Bradford, son of Israel, horn 7, 1841, died Oct. 14, 1851; Cornelius Fran- 
June 23, 1710, married Hannah, daughter of cis, horn March 4, 1845, i» mentioned below; 
Elisha Bradford and his wife Hannah (Cole), Seth Russell, bom Aug. 18, 1846, died Feb. 
and who was half-sister to the mother of the 8, 1847; Anna Roberson, bom April 23, 1848, 
famous "Deb (Bradford) Sampson," who died Aug. 24, 1849; George Russell, bom Feb. 
under the feigned name, Robert Shurtlefi, 15, 1850, died Feb. 21, 1857. 

served three years as a private soldier in the (VIII) Cornelius Francis Bradford, son of 
army of the Revolution, and was badly wound- Capt. Joseph M. and Anna R. (Raymond) 
ed in the skirmisli at Tarrytown, carrying in Bradford, was bom March 4, 1845, in Ply- 
her body the bullet through life. Joshua mouth, Mass., and at the age of two years, on 
Brad/ord removed from Kingston to what the removal of his parents to the West, was 
later became Friendship, Maine, and was there taken with them. There at Zanesville, 111., he re- 
killed by the Indians May 27, 1756, and their mained until six years of age, when he re- 
children carried to Canada, where they re- turned to Plymouth to make hia home with his 
mained in captivity until Quebec was taken grandparents, George and Priscilla Raymond; 
by General Wolfe; they then returned to their and here in the public schools of Plymouth he 
Maine home. The children of Joshua and acquired his education. His school days at an 
Hannah Bradford were : Cornelius, born Dec. end, he for a time worked at shoemaking, then 
10, 1737; Sarah, bora Oct. 16, 1739; Rachel, for a short time he was employed in a tack 
born Jan. 28, 1741; Mary and Meletiah factory. The following decade he was in the 
(twins), bora March 16, 1744; Joshua, bora employ of his uncle Charles Raymond, a 
April 2, 1746, who married Martha Jameson dealer in furniture. His experience in that 
and died May 9, 18^7; Hannah, bom March line of work led him to engage in business for 
9, 1748; Joseph, born March 19, 1751; Ben- himself and in that same line of work he was 
jamin, bom May 28, 1753 ; and Elisha, born, engaged on his own account in the operation of 
Oct. 15, 1755; and possibly Wmslow. a pattern and repair shop located on Middle 

(V) Cornelius Bradford, son of Joshua, street in Plymouth. Following this, which 
born Dec. 10, 1737, married and lived in had covered a period of twelve years, he again 
Friendship or Gushing, Maine. His children worked for others, this time entering the Ply- 
were: Joshua; Josephus, bora Feb. 10, 1768, mouth Mills. But his time apparently was 
who lived in Cushrng, Maine; Frederick; soon at hand — that time when he was to find 
James, and Cornelius. that vocation for which he seemed fitted or at 

(VI) Cornelius Bradford (2), son of Cor- least which was to prove remunerative to him 
nelius, is reported to have been cast away on — to bring a reward for honest efforts put 
Grand Manan Island and there perished. He forth — for in 1890, as a partner with John 
married Mary Nye. Scott, he engaged in the manufacture of in- 

(VII) Capt. Joseph Morey Bradford, of sulated electric wire, which was the beginning 
Falmouth, son of Cornelius (2) and Mary of an enterprise that has since become extea- 
(Nye) Bradford, bom Sept. 2, 1812, married sive and lucrative — ^the manufacture of insu- 
March 28, 1839, Anna Roberson Raymond, lated electric wire. It was but a few monthe 
bom Dec. 12, 1820, daughter of George and after this enterprise was put on foot until the 
Priscilla (Shaw) Raymond, he a direct de- interests of Mr. Scott were transferred to Ed- 
scendant of one of the three Raymonds — Rich- win L. Edes and they continued under the 
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other change came, Mr. Edea retiring and married Elizabeth and resided in Middleboro, 
Nathaniel Morton taking his place, the firm MasB. Thej had children : Mercy, who mar- 
name then becoming Bradford & Morton, ried Daniel Cole; Samuel; Experience, who 
Subsequently William S. Kyle became an in- married James Wood; John; Elizabeth, who 
tereBted party and on his taking hold the style married Samuel Eaton ; Hannah, who married 
o£ firm was again changed to suit conditions, Isaac Lewis; and Inaac. 

and that of Bradford, Kyle & Co. adopted. The (III) Samuel Fuller (3), son of Samuel 
enterprise is one of the notable induetries of (2), bom in 1659, in Middleboro, lived ia 
Plymouth and of great benefit to the com- Plympton. He married Mercy Eaton, and 
munity. Mr. Bradford's connection with it their children were born as follows : Nathaniel, 
continued' until his death, which occurred ip 1687; Samuel, 168a; William, 1691; Seth, 
March 3, 1908. 1692; Ebenezer, 1695; Benjamin, 1696; Eliza- 
It is but just to the senior member of the beth, 1697; John, 1698; Jabez, 1700. 
firm of Bradford, Kyle & Co. to credit him (IV) Jabez Fuller, son of Samuel (3), bom 
with much of flie progress made and success in 1700, in Middleboro, married in 1724 Deb- 
attained by this now extensive plant, as he was orah Soule, of Plympton. 
one of the founders of the business and (V^) John Fuller, son of Jabez, married 
steadily gave, to its fostering and building up Rebecca Robbins, of Carver, and their children 
hiM best efforts, and, what is still more, his were James, John and Eleazer. 
inventive genius, for he was the inventor of alt (VI) Eleazer Fuller, son of John, resided 
the machinery used in the plant to cover the in Kingston. He married Sally Drew, and 
wire for electrical purposes, and which is pat- they had children aa follows: Alexander, 
«nted. His sound judgment, his business abil- George, Samuel, Hiram, Eliza, Hebecca (mar- 
ity and good management were evidenced in ried John Battles), Hannah Drew {married 
the success of the enterprise in question. Philip Washburn) and Sarah (married Thorn- 
Mr. Bradford was a charter member of the as Staples). 
Plymouth Yacht Club, and in this line was a (VII) Geobge Fuller, son of Eleazer, waa 
recognized authority, he himself having built horn in Kingston and settled in Plymouth, 
some eight or more yachts. His political affili- He was a blacksmith by occupation, having a 
ations were with the Republican party. He shop on Sandwich street, Plymouth, and fol- 
helonged to the Baptist Church, to which he lowed that trade all his life. He had Lyman 
gave a liberal support. Mr. Bradford was a F. Tripp as a partner, and they were very suc- 
ineniber of the various Masonic bodies, holding cessful. Mr. Fuller took a deep interest in 
membership in the lodge and chapter at Ply- town affairs and was a well known man of his 
mouth, and in the eommandery at Abington, day in the town. He lived retired for sev- 
MasB. For a number of years be was also a eral years before his death, which occurred at 
member of the Independent Order of Odd Fel- his home in Plymouth Jan. 12, 1908, aged 
lows. He is buried in Oak Grove cemetery, at eighty-six years. Fishing was his favorite rec- 
Plymouth. reation. In 1845 he married Mary Thomas, 
On Oct. 4, 1866, Mr. Bradford was married daughter of Joah Thomas, of Plymouth. She 
to Mary E. Fuller, daughter of George and preceded Mr. Fuller to the grave many years, 
Mary (Thomas) Fuller, of PlvTuouth, and to dying Nov. 23, 1881, and both were buried in 
them were born five children, four of whom. Oak Grove cemetery. They had two children, 
however, died young. The survivor, Anna Mary E. and Alice Drew; the latter, bom in 
Roberson Bradford, married Adoniram J. 1854, resides in Plymouth, unmarried. 
Smith, of Plymouth, who is proprietor of the (VIII) Mary E. Fuller, bom in Plymouth, 
Plymouth Garage, and they have had four daughter of George and Mary (Thomas), mar- 
children. Leslie Bradford, Ellen Porter, Ber- ried Cornelius Francis Bradford. 
tram Fuller (who died in infancy) and Ber- 
tram Fuller (2). ' FRANK FONTNEAU. one of the founders 

and the first president of the Fontneau & Cook 

Company, of Attleboro, and for forty years 

FuLLEB. (I) Samuel Fuller came in the engaged in business as a manufacturer of jew- 

"Mayfiower" in 1620. He was married three eiry, was born in Gregory, Canada, April 3, 

times, to Elsie Gleslock (whom he married in 1851, son of Godfrey Fontneau, who in 1861 

England), Agnes Carpenter and Bridget Jjee, came with his family to the town of Attleboro, 

respectively. From the age of ten years Frank Fontneau 

(II) Samuel Fuller (2), son of Samuel, lived in Attleboro, was educated there, and 



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learned his trade with the old reliable firm of Diinglow, County Donegal, Ireland^ Nov. 22, 

Bliss & Dean, in 1869, at the age of eighteen 1822, one of the six children of John and 

years, becoming assistant foreman of their fac- Sarah (Glackin) Boarty. When only twelve 

tory. He remained with them in that capacity years of age be began to learn the tailor's trade, 

for thirteen years, earning a high reputation working in Ireland and Scotland, until at the 

as a fine ehainmaker, expert designer and in- age of nineteen, when, having heard of the 

vector. In 1895 he engaged in business for wider opportunities offered in the New World, 

himself, the development of which venture he took passage on a small schooner for St. 

culminated in 1899 in the formation of the John, New Brunswick. On landing he found 

Fontneau & Cook Company, which is counted no employment there, and started out to hunt 

among the progressive and growing concern* a place where his services were needed. He 

that are contributing much to the prestige and walked forty-five miles to Eastport, Maine, and 

renown of Attlehoro in the jewelry manufae- there embarked on a lumber schooner for Pbil- 

turing industry. Mr. Fontneau was the in- adelphia, paying for his passage by making 

ventor and designer for the company, and clothes for the captain. He arrived in Phil-, 

among his inventions may be mentioned brace- adelphia in 1842, and soon found work at his 

lets, a tea strainer, a cigar cutter, chains, a trade. After some little time he tried to enlist 

suspender attachment, and a cqmb attachment, in either the army or the navy, but all his ap- 

Mr. Fontneau passed away Sept. 10, 1910. plications were unsuccessful. He shipped for 

He was a prominent worker in St. John's par- Boston, and arrived there early in the fall, 

ish and had been connected with it ever since it securing good employment at his trade. He 

started. He was a member of the Knights of nest located in North Bridgewater {now 

Columbus, the Elks, Ancient Order of United Brockton), where he worked at tailoring, and 

Workmen, Bed Men, Holy Name Society, New where he also attended night school, gaining a 

England Manufacturing Jewelers' and Silver- good education through close application. 'In 

smiths' Association, and of the Warwick Club. March, 1846, he went to East Abington, now 

On July 3, 1881, Mr. Fontneau married the town of Eockland, where he was employed 
(first) Frances Isabel Clinton, of Providence, until that summer proved to be a dull season, 
daughter of Thomas and Isabel (Young) and he returned to Ireland intending to remain 
Clinton. Mrs. Fontneau died Jan.- 4, 1894, there. After six months in his old home the 
aged thirty-five years. Their children were: recollection of the stir and bustle of the New 
(1) Francis G., born May 7, 1882, is now World lured him, and he again embarked for 
president of the Fontneau & Cook Company. America, this time sailing for New York, from 
He married Cora LaFleur, and they have two which city he proceeded to Boston. Later 
daughters, Corrinne H. and Isabel M. (2) he came to Bockland, and worked for Samuel 
Isabel M., born March 8, 1884, married James Ellis for a short time, and then rented a va- 
H. O'Neil, and resides in Providence, B. I. cant store at Torrey's Comer, and started in 
They have four children, Isabel F., Eileen E., business for himself, carrying on his tailor 
Frank F. and Edward F. (3) Ida, born Dec. shop for about nine years. Hia t